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The Patton Memorial Pilsen was opened in May 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Pilsen. The museum retraces the advance of the US Army led by General Patton in WWII. More than a thousand exhibits from private collections present gear and equipment of the time and war relics left behind by U.S. soldiers.
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,
United States General George Patton made his reputation in North Africa and Sicily. The Germans feared his skill and bravura. Therefore he was put in charge of the fictional 1st U.S. Army Group, a successful ruse to convince the Germans that the invasion of Europe would take place in Calais, and not in Normandy.
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.