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New Jewish Cemetery

Address: ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow, Poland
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Ranked #64 of 119 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 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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108 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
52 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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93 helpful votes 93 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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146 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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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79 helpful votes 79 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 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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