The Terezín ghetto
1941 - 1945
Terezín (Theresienstadt) was built in 1780 - 1790 as a fortress to guard the northern approaches to the Bohemian heartlands. In 1782 it was given the status of a town, the life of which was closely connected to the military garrison. The small fortress, which forms part of the Terezín fortification system, became famous under the Habsburg monarchy as a prison and place of punishment for both military and political prisoners.
The most tragic period in the town's history came during the Second World
War. First, in
A map of Terezín from the ghetto period. The labelling of the streets using a
combination of letters and numbers can be seen, as well as the names of the streets from the
period of the beautification of Terezín preceding the visit by a delegation from the
The creation of the ghetto. (In Czech).
Terezín's decimation and transit function. (In Czech).
Terezín's propaganda function. (In Czech).
Conclusion. (In Czech).