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Terezin Nazi Camps trip

By Traveller September 21, 2016
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Terezin Nazi Camps trip

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By Gizem Traveller September 21, 2016

my husband and i will want to go Terezin Nazi Camps. how can we go there? is it possible to go by public transportation or do we rent a car? what would u suggest?

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Hi Gizem,
There is a direct bust from Prague to Terezin which departs aprox. every 30 mins. from "Nadrazi Holesovice" in Prague. Nadrazi Holesovice in Prague is a Metro and tram stop as well as the bus terminal and a rail station, so you have to go to the bus terminal and look for a stand for busses towards Litomerice (Terezin is on the way there). The bus takes about 1 hr to get to Terezin.
Hope this helps.
Enjoy your trip! Lenka
Local September 21, 2016
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Thanks a lot Lenka..🙏🏻
Gizem Traveller September 21, 2016
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Sorry, but I've never had the slightest desire t go to someplace so horrific. It was the departure point for many thousands of people, including children, going to gas chambers. Talk about bad karma!
Local September 21, 2016
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Hi Carol.I understand your reaction but tripping there dosn't mean that i support what was done in there or i will have fun at there. I feel very very sad about those millions of people. It was a crime against humanity. I will memorialize them by visiting the graves. I hope that my intention would be understandable.
Gizem Traveller September 22, 2016
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Carol, obviously you have no idea what Terezin was about...yes, it was a concentration camp - but in this case it was a labour camp, not extinction camp with gas chambers...yes, thousands of people died there and yes, they have there crematoriums, execution field and other stuff, but it is nothing compared to real extinction camps like Auschwitz. Just saying - check the facts before trying to scare people out of interesting visit...it's a part of history which should be remembered as a warning - more people see it, more people would understand what can happen when you don't act fast enough to stop the extremists...
I didn't intend to 'scare' anyone--just said I had no interest in going. You are right, Terezin was a 'labor' camp, as was Lety, but entire families were rounded up for both places, including small children and old grandparents. How much labor do you suppose they got out of them? The big difference was that Czechs organized and policed Lety, while Germans did Terezin. Both sent victims on to Auschwitz. to be murdered. Ironically, it was the Nazis who closed down Lety, after a cholera epidemic. As for stopping extremists, history has repeated itself for thousands of years and will no doubt continue to do so.
Carol Local September 23, 2016
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