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Terezín

Terezin is former garrison town originally built by Emperor Joseph II. as an ingenious system of military fortresses for a protection of the kingdom at the end of the 18th century against Prussia - was completely changed and turned into Jewish Ghetto (and used as a transit camp for Jews whose final destination was Auschwitz concentration camp by the Nazis) during the World War II.

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Old Jewish Quarter

The Jewish quarter is a small area known as Josefov, named after Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for the Jews (the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague's former Jewish ghetto). Josefov lies between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Here are two famous figures synonymous with this part of the city: Franz Kafka, and the mystical Golem created by Jehuda ben Bezalel, also known as Rabi Löw.

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