Suggested Private Excursions for Prague
Terezin – the former WWII concentration camp
Terezin known as Theresienstadt, is a defensive complex founed in 1780 by Joseph II, the son of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa and named after her. It is the terrible history of the town - first under the Habsburgs and then by the Nazis - which made this place so notorious.
Upon our arrival we will pass by the National Cemetary located in front of the Small Fortress. This part used to be one of the most important military and political prisons in the Habsburg Empire. Many rebels and leaders of nationalist - liberation struggles were jailed here. We can name the best known among them - the assassins of Franz Fredinand d`Este in 1914 in Sarajevo. Since June 1940, Gestapo used this place and 32 thousand inmates saw the chilling and ironic words – “ARBEIT MACHT FREI” still written above the entrance.
A ghetto – holding camp for Jews – was founded in the Big Fortress in November 1941. Only for the propaganda reasons, the Nazis permitted a relatively flourishing cultural life in the ghetto. First, we go to see the Museum, where paintings done by the children are displayed (over 4 thousand of them have been preserved!).
This tour lasts about 6 hours
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