International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987



Location: Czech Republic


Touring the grounds behind the walls of this former WWII concentration camp will give students new insight into the history of this ominous land. Learn how the Naxis hid the camp to deceive international Red Cross inspectors and pay respects to those who lost their loves at the solemn sight of mass graves.

A former fortress and garrison built by emperor Joseph II in order to protect the town and the region from enemies, Terezín is located in northeast Czech Republic. During World War II, the garrison and fortress became a "transit ghetto" and concentration camp for Jewish people, many of whom were later transported mostly to Auschwitz. During the time of the existence of the "Ghetto," Jews were secretly culturally active and wrote many theatre plays and poems. Works of local painters and artists are exhibited today in the local museum.

Available in the following sessions