Germany's president has visited the former Nazi concentration camp in Terezin in the Czech Republic where tens of thousands perished during the Holocaust.

Together with his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman, President Joachim Gauck laid a wreath Tuesday to honor about 35,000 victims who died there during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. More than 100,000 others were transported from Terezin to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps.

It was a second such reconciliatory gesture by Gauck after he visited Lidice during his previous trip to the Czech Republic two years ago, a town destroyed by the Nazis, who also killed all its male citizens. - AP