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Address: ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow, Poland

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A Quiet Place of Remembrance

It's a cemetery, if you're looking for something exciting to happen here, don't. But, it is a nice place for reflection and it's interesting to read all the old tombstones. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Poznan, Poland
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Another place that reminds us of a terrible fate of the Jewish during German occupation. Take your time, and stroll through. This cemetery was destroyed during WWII. The gravestones were recovered after, and "put together".

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Poznan, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's a cemetery, if you're looking for something exciting to happen here, don't. But, it is a nice place for reflection and it's interesting to read all the old tombstones. The large memorial with all the tombstones is also pretty interesting.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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265 reviews 265 reviews
178 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cemetery contains the graves of many famous Polish Jewish scholars and Rabbis. I visited in order to find the grave of the famous Polish Jewish painter Mauricy Gottlieb who painted the famous "Day of Atonement".

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Brisbane, Australia
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127 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Up front, I am Jewish so it will not surprise you how distressing it is to walk into a cemetery that has been put back together as best as possible using the remnants of gravestones that had been desecrated by the Nazi occupation. Heartbreaking.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Interesting to see, very peaceful. Graves packed in, higgledy piggledy tomb tones, old mixed with new, stones set into the walls. Worth seeing. Men have to cover their heads, but they hand out skull caps at the entrance if you don't have anything.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you are interested in Jewish Krakow then this is well worth a visit. There are some moving tributes to those people who lost their lives in the holocaust. As well as being a cemetery is also home to so some lovely birds, trees and plants. Unfortunately our trip was cut short by a thunder storm!.

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Krakow, Poland
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63 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It's weird seeing reviews saying that it is "just tombs". What else do you expect from a cemetery? :) That said this cemetery is absolutely worthwile to visit. Not as much damaged as the Old Jewish Cemetery it looks more spooky but at the same time maybe even more genuine with very densily placed headstones. And it is a great... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Not something you want to visit unless you're a gothic freak or if your mum is buried there. I'd give it a wide berth...

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Killarney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I liked the uniformity of the graves and the story about the man who was considered a miser and buried in an obscure section but when he died they realised that he had been giving lots of people money on the quiet.

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Ireland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

A whole lot of calm in a busy city. I had never been to a Jewish cemetery before. I loved how it had a "back to nature" feel about it. So many graves....full of history. worth a visit.

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