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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #13 of 145 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features marble and sandstone tombstones called masebas, which reveal delicately carved... more » Owner description: Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features marble and sandstone tombstones called masebas, which reveal delicately carved symbols and ornaments, and the symbolic grave of the famous writer and teacher Janusz Korczak (1878-1942) who died in the gas chambers of Aushwitz. « less
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing place especially if you like history. Some of the grave stones are so very old you can hardly read the etchings. A must if you have family that originated in Poland

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This cemetery represented the old Jewish community in Warsaw that was destroyed by the nazis. The scale of the monuments is phenomenal and suggests that the position of Jews in pre-war Poland was very substantial. (In the same vein, you should visit the Old Jewish Cemetery in Krakow.) This is a moving experience that you will not regret.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The cemetery is indeed an incredible place to visit. The old burial grounds, the mass graves, the beautiful pieces of art work....all makes one reflect and learn about the history of a people that contributed so much to Poland only to be exterminated by the brutal Nazis.

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This has to be the most beautiful cemetery I have ever seen. The monuments that were on the graves were something else not little tombstones. Well worth the visit

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Generations of simple people, alongside great leaders, artists and poets as well as renowned rabbis and key chassidic figures are buried here. Reviewing the different tombstones also grants the visitor a first hand opportunity to learn about the diversified customs and artistic expressions concerning the inscriptions and illustrations associated with different occupations and personalities. It is a petty however to... More

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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were very touched by our visit in this very special cemetery. Interesting to see the gravestones, hear the stories. Don't miss the memorial for Januz Korchak! Very important to visit. Don't miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fairly well maintained but unfortunately many graves in total ruin.Memorial to children that perished during the WWII deeply moving.Better to get a guide or obtain a map from the office near the front gate.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a hard time finding this because I went from the wrong direction. I found this place to be full of emotion and also spookiness since most of it is unkept and seemingly forgotten about. Well worth the visit if you are interested in the history of the Jews.

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Malmo, Sweden
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hauntingly beautiful in its imperfection. If you are the imaginative kind, you could spend hours walking around there, thinking about those who went before us.

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Brasília
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51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For those interested on the Jewish history in Poland or about Holocaust, is a very interesting site.

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