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Today we return to Terezín or Theresienstadt as the town is perhaps better known outside of the Czech Republic. Towards the end of World War II the Nazis were more than keen in their efforts of trying to get rid of all the evidence of the horrible things and crimes they had committed over so many years. Most incriminating documents in the Ghetto itself were destroyed and some 22.000 thousand urns with the remains of Jews that had been killed or perished in the Ghetto were in November of 1944 emptied in the river Eger or Ohře as it is called in Czech. Shortly after the war, a Star of David made of birch trunks was placed at the site. At the beginning of this century a final memorial, a praying woman, replaced the old one.

Praying woman

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