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Terezín and Úštěk – On the trail of the Shoah in the Czech lands

Today few can imagine the degree of suffering experienced by the Jews the Nazi occupiers forced behind the walls of the Terezín fortress, into a ghetto that for tens of thousands became a transfer station to the death camps. The despair, cruelty and inhuman conditions in which people who were guilty of nothing more than their Jewish origin were forced to exist. However, something helped the inhabitants of the Terezín ghetto to hang on to their will to live. That thing was culture and art. There are many stories of the endless suffering that occurred behind the walls of the Small Fortress and the ghetto. Nevertheless, among those stories something alive with deep humanity and hope does occasionally shine through. What we are referring to is the art that was created in the best-known concentration camp on Czech territory. For understandable reasons, information about cultural goings-on at Terezín are not complete. All that has been preserved are fragments of the literature and art created, a few sheets of music, hand-written flyers, tickets, a little of the survivors’ memories… Many of the involuntary residents of Terezín were artists whose work gave others the strength to live. They did their utmost to preserve human dignity. Plays were performed, concerts held, pictures and poems were created, samizdat magazines were published – all in immensely difficult conditions and under the constant threat of deportation to the east. The drawings of children from the children’s block are certainly the most affecting instance of such art. At first the Nazis banned all artistic expression. They later tolerated it as the free spirit of the inhabitants was so strong that it was no longer possible to curb such creativity.


8:30 Departure from Prague 9:30 Arrival to Terezin 9:45 – 12:45 Guided visit of Memorial of Terezin 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 14:30 Transfer to Uštěk 14:30 – 15:30 Visit of Úštěk 15:30 – 17:00 Visit of Chramce Vinery with offer of local kosher wines 17:15 – 18:15 Transfer for Prague   Starting point: Hotel of your stay in Prague Duration: approx. 9 hours Group size: minimum 7 persons

What is included in the price

  • Professional tour guide
  • Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
  • Entrance fees to monuments included as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Kosher wine tasting
  • Magni Guide Publication

What is not included in tour price

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Air transportation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Passenger trip cancellation insurance (details sent with reservation form)
  • Gratuities for tour manager, and driver
  • Cultural entertainment

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Price is netto per person, including VAT, fees include: entrance fees, Magni book guide, 1x lunch Entrance fees: Memorial of Terezin - Museum of ghetto, Úštěk Synagogue Become a partner