The Fortress of Terezín

Photo by Walter.

The Fortress of Terezín is part of the Tentative list of Czechia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Fortress of Terezín comprises a fortress town. It was built between 1780-90 to defend the route from Dresden to Prague. Terezin remained primarily a garrison town. Between 1941-1945, the inner town served as a centre for the assembly of Jews prior to their deportation to the concentration and extermination camps across Europe.

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Jakob Frenzel

Germany - 23-Jul-08 -

The Fortress of Terezín (T) by Jakob Frenzel

July 2005 - We have been to Terezian fort, on a classtrip to Prague. The fortress architecture is fascinating, but unfortunately it is overshaded by the Nazi history, being used as an concentration camp. We learned a lot about the "Vorzeigelager" and the stories of people who had lived here. I recommend visiting it, when you are on your way to Prague.

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2001 Added to Tentative List

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