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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #20 of 147 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There was no charge. The atmosphere was peaceful, serene, and quiet. I would recommend everyone to go that wants a moment of reflection and silence. It's incredible that such a quiet and beautiful place exists inside busy Warsaw. I am lucky enough to live in Warsaw and today was my first visit in three years. I will return soon or... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This Cemetery is worth visiting explaining the times when Jews were confined to predefined areas of Warsaw. Principally I am against that a fee is charged to enter sacred/religious places.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a very old jewish cemetery where most of the Jews were buried that died in Warsaw during the war. There are 250,000 people buried here. There are also some mass graves. Some of the headstones had bullet holes in them.

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Naples, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

See the grave sites and tombstones; learn about the cemetery and its history. Understand the Nazi persecution and why this cemetery is an example to all.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cemetery which contains the graves of maybe 250,000 people making it one of the largest of Jewish cemeteries in the , is a reminder that three and half million Jews once resided in Poland while today there are probably less than 5,000. There is a fine memorial to the Holocaust within the cemetery where many who perished in the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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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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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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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