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Better known as Theresienstadt. City and fort were founded in 1780 by
Emperor Joseph II, and named after his mother, Maria Theresia (hence MT
on the flag). Nearly from the beginning the fort was used as a prison.
After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Germany in 1939 Terezin was turned
into a ghetto, and one of the most terrible concentration camps,
Theresienstadt, was erected in the "Old Fortress". The National Cemetery of Terezín with its white cross bears eloquent testimony to the crimes that were committed here.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Mar 2003