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View from the entrance to Terezin, this is the route before entering in fog ...

Theresienstadt concentration camp was set up by the Nazis in this city, which now bears the name of Terezín and is currently located in the Czech Republic, about 60 miles north of Prague

The place was turned into a walled ghetto, hiding the operation of extermination of the Jews, driven by SS chief Reinhard Heydrich. To the outside world, Theresienstadt was to appear as a model Jewish settlement.
They even filmed a movie with the title of Der Führer den Juden eine Stadt schenkt (The "Führer" gives a city to the Jews), to convey that feeling.
But it was a concentration camp, which was also used as a field of transition to Auschwitz and other death camps

In September 1942 the ghetto population reached its peak: 53,000 inhabitants in an area of ​​115,000 square meters. From October there were continued deportations to the extermination camps of Treblinka and Auschwitz. In 1944, when completed these deportations, the ghetto there were only about 11,000 Jews.

Poor sanitation and very poor nutrition were the cause of serious disease outbreaks and epidemics. The mortality rate was extremely high, although over time, health advice of the ghetto managed to establish hospitals and begin vaccinating and analysis for early diagnosis of diseases. Under it, a decrease in mortality rate.

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