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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
Description: 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 mysterious place

We visited this place on Pesah - one of the most important holidays of the jewish people. Almost all of graves are very old and covered with green moss. Because of this, the place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Tel Aviv
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited this place on Pesah - one of the most important holidays of the jewish people. Almost all of graves are very old and covered with green moss. Because of this, the place looks unusual.

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I arrived 20 mùinutes before closing time (17h?) so only got 15 minutes to walk around. Looks like an abandonned, neglected cemetery, but very peacefull and huge. Don't miss the monument for Korczak close to the entrance (right).

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Mons, Belgium
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After paying the fee (I was lucky to be with my partner who already went there and knew where to find the entrance, although it seemed closed), we got to the huge park/cemetary that seems completely left to itself and being overwhelmed by Mother Nature. We came across a few workers, even though the general feeling of the place is... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since 1806, this simply astounding cemetery (one of the largest in Europe) has been the final resting place of Warsaw's Jewish community. Who were they? Artists , writers, actors social reformers, doctors, rabbis, teachers, scientists merchants, historians , soldiers, rich, poor, religious, secular- a microcosm of Polish Jewish life in one place . What language did the Jews of Warsaw... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A huge cemetery with many holy Rabbis from previous generations are buried here which create a spiritual atmosphere when visiting this old cemetery. maps are available, but guided tours are the best.

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Helsinki
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have heard the cemetery to be very beautiful. I was more impressed how unmaintened it was. It was like left with no care for ages and trees were growing and knocking down the gravestones. There was massivly maple trees covering the whole area so in the fall it must be hugely pretty with the autumn leaves and colours. But... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Walking through the cemetery, is a moving experience. I was there in mid June 2014. My only comment would, that it is sad, to see that it is better maintained--weeds 5-6 feet tall in some places. PLEASE! Warsaw, step up and take care of this treasure, before it's to late.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This truly is a huge cemetery a little off the beaten track on the outer western part of Warsaw but we did manage to walk there from the old town. (30-40 mins) If you are not a great walker it's very cheap to get a taxi to allow you to see this for your self. There is a lot of... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It is a bit strange to call a cemetery excellent but it gave us valuable look into a part of Jewish life that is almost gone here now. It is very sad to see all the stones that could have been tended to had the relatives been alive today. There are all sorts of graves here, many falling over each... More 

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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Walking In the Jewish cemetery gives one time to reflect on the sad history of the Jewish people in Warsaw. The cemetery serves as a remembrance of what WWII brought to Poland. Reading the tombstones and looking at the hundreds of burials sites is heart breaking. One only wishes that the cemetery were better kept.

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