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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features...

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.

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Very moving and amazing! This stuff is right up my alley and I love history and cemeteries! I highly recommend everyone stop while in Warsaw!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Very moving and amazing! This stuff is right up my alley and I love history and cemeteries! I highly recommend everyone stop while in Warsaw!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This reminded me of the same atmosphere that I felt Auchwitz held for me. Eerie and solemn and a real sense of suffering. It makes you contemplate your personal situation in depth

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

In my opinion, this is the most underrated place in Warsaw, even by local people, or by people living in Warsaw who are not local. A real and true gem, some graves are wonderful, the whole atmosphere reflects the History of Warsaw, Poland, and Jewish people living in Poland. It's a pity that needs so much conservation (hopefully the graves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you are in Warsaw, a visit to the jewish cementary is a must! I recommend you go in the autumn in good weather. I must warn you, if you are interested in photography, be sure you have enough memory and batteri in your camera, you will take at least 300 pictures there!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Spent nearly three hours here, cost 10 zloty each to get in and well worth it. Just to stroll round and take in so much history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We stopped here briefly to look at the cemetery, located right on the tram line and across the street. Interesting to walk through the area and see the years of history here. This is worth stopping for a quick visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Our group visited the these stones to remember and see the community that was once here. Before WW11 Warsaw had a thriving Jewish life. These stones speak about those who lived here because they not only memorialize their names but they give testament to what was important in this community - being charitable. The silence that surrounds this cemetery is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This cemetary is filled with amazing markers. The monuments to the past are chilling reminders of man's inhumanity to man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A most see for me, I was awe struck by the number of markers disappearing back into the undergrowth. You really have to spend some time looking at the hidden details and ornate stone work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Me and my other half go for walks around cemeteries a lot, it is very quiet, many tombs of famous Jewish people, very interesting place to visit

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