So we are seeing some of the sights we have not visited while living here. Among these visits was one to a place called Terezin. This was a concentration camp during WWII. It is about a 45 minute ride from Prague. The camp was originally a fort to protect Czech lands from Prussian invasions.
During WWII, the Nazis, created a concentration camp here and turned the entire town of Terezin into a Jewish ghetto. The camp was “technically” not an extermination camp. It was a collection point and transportation center for transport to such places as Auschwitz and Treblinka. Yet, more than 30,000 people died at Terezin. The causes of death included torture and battings by the guards, starvation, and epidemics.
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