Hundreds attend commemorative ceremony at Terezín

20-05-2018

Hundreds of politicians and members of the public attended the annual commemorative ceremony in Terezín, the site of a former Nazi concentration camp and the Gestapo prison during WWII.

Speaking at the gathering, marking the camp's liberation, chairman of the lower house Radek Vondráček said we cannot allow history to repeat itself and we cannot permit its misinterpretation.

Between 1940 and 1945, more than 150,000 people, mostly Jews, passed through the Terezín ghetto on their way to Nazi extermination camps; 117,000 of them did not live to see the end of the war.