Theresienstadt (Terezín) – A hybrid concentration camp and ghetto

Principova alej 304, 411 55 Terezín, Czech Republic

As first, like I did several times before, I better let speak my pictures. Honestly, that “photo-tour” was the heaviest one I did…heavy because it was high emotional.

The case, that the most buildings are well preserved, made you feel much “closer” to what happened there. You can see washrooms, toilets, where the prisoners slept and so on. You’re walking the ways the prisoners were walking – but “not in their shoes”.

Before my trip started, I thought I can deal with, for sure. Hey, after all I was several times in Buchenwald (memorial-of-concentration-camp-buchenwald), The Escape Castle in Colditz (escape-castle-colditz-in-germany) and “handled” Topf & Söhne (topf-sons-builders-of-the-auschwitz-ovens-place-of-remembrance)…. But I was wrong. Theresienstadt is completely different to all what I experienced before.

I had to make a break before I could see all and so I’ve to come back one day. But then I know what I’ve to expect… maybe. We’ll see.

I’ve planned to visit Auschwitz, too. I’m not sure if I can deal with tho…..

I won’t give you advices in that case but if you’re able to visit Theresienstadt, you really should do. It’s a part of the world’s history – even if you’re not europe based. And a place we should never forget to defend regimes like the Nazis and what horrible things they did.

Thank you for your time and if you ever go to Theresienstadt let me know how it was.




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