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The Terezin Tour was an all day tour and I found it a very moving place to visit. The entrance to Terezin is by a long walkway which runs along the side of a huge garden memorial commemorating many of the people who did not survive the camp. Our guide was a very knowledgeable woman who gave a no holds barred narrative of the camp, its history and its purpose. Whilst by definition Terezin was not an 'extermination' camp there was however no doubt that it was used as a pathway to extermination camps. What was most chilling was sitting in the original theater used by the Nazi's and shown a propaganda film made for the Red Cross which showed 'happy Jewish families' interred in the camp. It was enough to fool the Red Cross who did not proceed to examine camps such as Auschwitz - and once the Red Cross were gone all the people in the film (men, women and children) were sent to extermination camps and killed so as not to bear witness to the lie. On the day we went there were a number of large school groups and so that was quite distracting from what I thought should have been a reflective and somber environment. The tour also took us to the crematorium and for me this was one of the hardest things to see - I found it both confronting and disturbing. For me, this tour gave me an opportunity to stand in a space where terrible crimes against humanity had occurred and to pay my respects to all those who suffered and died there.
This tour is awesome! Andrew was our guide at the prison and he was fantastic. He goes into details of the lives of the prisoners and you genuinely feel the experience of being incarcerated there. Everyone should see and feel what happened there. Our tour guide for the day was great. She was very well informed of the history of the ghetto and the events leading up to its inception. Take the time to do this tour, you won't be disappointed.
A piece of history that everyone should experience. Being there is humbling. To see not only a concentration camped but a walled city is something that will always stay with me.
Excellent tour. Our local guide and the on-site guide were both very knowledgable. For anyone visiting Prague and even remotely interested in history, this is a "must do" tour.
I hesitated about this one. I am very glad that I decided okay, we'll see it. If you miss this, you will have never seen first handed what really the living conditions were like. The camp is left exactly as the prisoners left their beds. Clothes, glasses, books still on their beds as they were taken out without notice.
Worth the trip! Brings reality back to what really happened, not the way we read it.
We were impressed but at the same time we were sad.
It is a part of history that should never be forgotten.
The tour was very thorough and both guides were excellent. They gave us a very good description and were able to answer all questions. The timing of the tour and the schedule of the day were as promised.
It was very informative and well organized.
Everyone should experience this place so these atrocities are never repeated.
I expected this trip to be emotional and moving and it was.
Our guides ? Eleanor and ? Yanna ( sorry I didn't take a note of their names at the time) were amazing with lots of information and passion. The stories came alive and I have been reflecting a great deal on what happened there.
I would very much recommend this trip as we must not forget!
Guide is very informative and answers every questions you asks.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. Great!!
Great day trip and knowledgeable guide
We'll worth the time good value for money
This tour was great.. Very knowledgeable guide and an interesting trip. Mini-van was kind of cramped but minor detail compared to value of the tour.