- Klatovská tř. 1151/68, 301 00 Plzeň 3-Jižní Předměstí, Czech Republic
The 2nd Infantry Division Memorial pays tribute to the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, recognised as a liberating unit by the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993. The division advanced to Pilsen on 8 May 1945.
Pilsen is the capital city of Czech Republic‘s western region of Bohemia. In May 1945, the US Third Army led by General Patton entered Pilsen to liberate the Czech people from six years of occupation from Nazi Germany. Still today,
Head to the very heart of Europe to explore the Czech Republic, a land of rich history where cultures of the West and East meet. During WWII, the Czech territories suffered from an extremely long period of occupation: they were
In 1940, the population of Terezín was ejected and the garrison town turned into a Jewish ghetto and transit camp. From 1941 until the liberation on 3 May 1945, about 133.000 Jewish people were imprisoned in the camp. Some parts of the former camp now function as a museum, memorialising those who lived and died there.