Terezin Memorial Robbed of 800+ Bronze Plates with Names

terezin memorial TerezĂ­n (German: Theresienstadt) is the name of a former military fortress and garrison town in the Usti nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. During the WWII it served as an concentration camp, and to honour those who died there serves the Terezin Memorial. It is simple, yet expressive.

It consists of numerous blocks of stone, with bronze plates giving information of who and when a person died. Until recently, when somebody stole over 800 hundreds of them, to sell them as a bronze metal in a collection centre. They were partially placed in one centre, smaller part in other, the rest is still looking for. As well as the thief.

This action has aroused politicians who agreed there must be something done and prepare a new law, which would make it much harder for collection centres to buy stolen metals. This cause will quite probably change the attitude, which allowed many similar thefts on monuments or art pieces before.

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