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New Jewish Cemetery

ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow, Poland
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Ranked #60 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Type: Cemeteries
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Brisbane, Australia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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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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50 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

When you first walk in there is a monument built from the broken headstones created during the Nazi occupation. The outer wall on the side adjacent to the monument is also created using these headstones. Its sad to see that there can be such carelessness regarding human life. If you like cemetaries then it is a must. If you want... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

the wall was built from all the broken tomb stones after being destroyed by the Nazi,s

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Oxford
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9 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

Few of the people murdered during the holocaust are buried in this cemetery. However, a great many of the headstones and memorials commemorate their lives and mourn their deaths in the 1940s. Naturally most of the monuments are scribed in Polish or Yiddish, but only a few words of Polish will serve to indicate that whole families are remembered here,... More

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