Terezin by Rachael Yemc

Today we toured Terezin. Terezin was a Jewish ghetto created by Hitler and Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. This was by far the most eye-opening day so far. We walked through some museums, some barracks, and the crematorium. I learned that not only were Jews enclosed in the ghetto, but also political prisoners. One of those prisoners was the man who shot archbishop Ferdinand (Gavril Principe), which started WWI. I was surprised to find that there were no gas chambers at the ghetto–those were only used in concentration camps. After that, we were allowed to explore Old Town Square for a few hours at night. I would have to say that was my favorite part of the whole day. One funny thing that happened today was that right before we left Old Town Square, a bunch of us were dancing around while onlookers stared and laughed. Today was a great day!  

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