Terezin Trip

March 20, 2016

It was a grey and gloomy Sunday, but it was fitting for visiting a grey and gloomy place. On Sunday March 13,  several NYU students went on a trip to Terezin, a town about 90 minutes outside of Prague that historically functioned as a ghetto, concentration camp, and prison camp.

Terezin now is split into two main parts -- the Ghetto Museum and the Small Fortress. The Ghetto museum commemorates the Jews forced into the Terezin concentration camp during the Nazi regime. Although it was not an extermination camp, over 30,000 people died due to the terrible conditions. Many more of those forced into the camp were later sent to Auschwitz and other extermination camps.

 

The Small Fortress, on the other hand, was primarily used for political prisoners. Gavrilo Princip, who helped in the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, was among one of the tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in the Small Fortress. 

 

pictures taken by NYU student Gabby Brooks

 

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