TEREZIN DAY TRIP
A day trip toTerezin getapo prison, the Jewish ghetto and places related to the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
The Small Fortress – the Gestapo prison
The Ghetto Museum
Former Jewish Dormitories – Magdeburgh barracks
The Jewish prayer room
The Jewish Cemetery and The Crematorium
The Nazi Terezin propaganda movie
Operation Anthropoid Memorial - the actual spot where the attack on Reinhard Heydrich took place
Kobylisy Firing Range - where repressive executions of the resistance members, including the parachutists supporters, took place
Panenské Břežany - driving along the Heydrichs way to the village of his residance
Church of St.Cyril and Methodius/Heydrich Terror Memorial - the place of the last resistance of the parachutists
and much much more
The tour last cca 8 hours, sometimes more
Hotel pick up and drop off
Private minivan transportation
All entries and fees are included
During the comfortable 45 minute mini bus ride from Prague, the guide will share insights into the events leading to World War II and the Holocaust. We start the tour in the museum and crypt of St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, the last hideout of Czech paratroopers who killed R.H. On the way to Terezin we stop at the spot of Heydrich assassination shoving you the picture taken by the gestapo from the place of the assassination, after that we take you to the village Panenske Brezany to show the villa where R.H. lived with his family and from where he set off for his last ride to Prague.
After that we go to Terezin, first of all we enter the small fortress and gestapo prison, the place that served the Nazis for imprisonment and torture of their political opponents and resistance fighters. You will also have an option to view an authentic propaganda film "the führer gives the Jews a city". Then the tour will continue in the ghetto of Terezín located within the Large Fortress with the museum, which guides you through and describes the personal experiences of the prisoners held here. We will finish our Terezin part with a visit to the cemetery. Terezín cemetery and crematorium are moving and quiet places, where you will be able to take a moment to honour and contemplate the victims of the nazi tyranny.
This trip provides a powerful, touching and personal look into some of the darkest moments of 20th century, but also highlights the power and resilience of the faith maintained by its inhabitants. Nowadays, Terezín is a little town that hardly seems to have once been one of the most important links in the Final Solution.
Terezin is a small town, 45 minutes drive from Prague. A former 18th century fortress with a dark and terrible history, the former military town served as a temporary shelter for the Czechs escaping Hitler’s annexation of the Sudentenland. When the rest of the Czech lands fell into Nazi hands, it became a Gestapo prison for political opponents and resistance fighters, and a deportation camp sending trains directly to extermination camps in Poland.
Terezin also served as a propaganda camp for the Nazis; this is where the famous propaganda theatre was performed and the Nazi movie " Terezienstadt - City of Freedom" was shot.. Terezín’s story is an emotional mixture of life and death: the horrible tragedy of the Holocaust contrasts with the prisoner's secret cultural masterpieces and faith.
Nowadays, Terezín is a little town that hardly seems to have once been one of the most important links in the Final Solution.
Our guides are licensed professionals, all with a special interest and focus on WW2.
Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich named as the Butcher of Prague. The operation Anthropoid was carried out in Prague on 27 May 1942 after having been prepared by the British Special Operations Executive with the approval of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile. Although only wounded in the attack, Heydrich died of his injuries on 4 June 1942. His death led to a wave of merciless reprisals by German SS troops, including the destruction of villages and the killing of civilians.
We would like to show you the place of attack of Operation Anthropoid itself, the village and villa, where RH used to live with his family and one of the most commemorated places of modern Czechoslovak history, the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Resslova Street, the place of the last resistance of the parachutists of the Operation Anthropoid.
Private tours and group tours are possible upon request,
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A day trip toTerezin getapo prison, the Jewish ghetto and places related to the Operation Anthropoid - the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich