Terezín in Okres Litoměřice, Ústecký, Czech Republic — Northwestern Bohemia (Ústí nad Labem Region)
(Marker Number 3.)
Location. 50° 30.651′ N, 14° 9.056′ E. Marker is in Terezín, Ústecký, in Okres Litoměřice. Marker can be reached from Námestí Československé Armády near Husova, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terezín, Ústecký 411 55, Czech Republic.
Other nearby markers. The Food Storeroom (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Columbarium (approx. half a kilometer away).
More about this marker. The marker is located just to the left of the side door (south side, or right side as one is facing the front of the church).
Regarding Garrison Church. Terezín started as Theresienstadt, a garrison town within a fortress, founded in 1780, to protect the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. (To better understand the layout of the town and fortress, see the satellite view of the map and zoom in/out accordingly). Changes in military tactics and technology made the fortress obsolete, and by the 19th century the lower part of the fortress was put to use as a prison. Theresienstadt became best known for its historical role in WW II when under German occupation, the entire town was turned into a concentration camp, with the Small Fortress turned into a Gestapo prison, and the Large Fortress turned into a ghetto into which Jews, mostly from Czechoslovakia, were forcibly relocated.
Also see . . .
1. Terezín. Wikipedia.org's article on Terezín. (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
2. Terezín - Theresienstadt. The Schinkel Zentrum's history of Theresienstadt, with (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
3. Terezín. The official website of the town of Terezín, in English. Provides a short history of the town. (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
4. Terezín in Old Postcards. The town of Terezín as depicted in old postcards. What little text there is is in Czech, but the pictures speak for themselves. Numerous pictures of the garrison town, many including the church. (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 989 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 16, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.