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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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We trammed it to the Jewish Cemetery from the Uprising Museum. Not an easy place to find since there really isn't a sign but once you see the long brick wall you know you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We trammed it to the Jewish Cemetery from the Uprising Museum. Not an easy place to find since there really isn't a sign but once you see the long brick wall you know you are where you should be. It is really something to see. Old, old headstone that just go on forever. It really feels like a special place.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don't make the same mistake I did and walk there, take the tram instead its fast and stops at the entrance. It took a bit too long for me to get there so when we arrived they had closed the gates for the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I recommend you make this visit when in Warsaw. Many important people who served to establish a Jewish presence in Warsaw are buried here. Make sure you hire a guide so that you have someone who is knowledgeable that can point out the different gravestones. Also, there are restrictions of when you can visit so find out times of visitation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Approx 3km from old town square by walk. Here have English introduction 😂 even not too much Feel different atmosphere here, in my opinion better than some other attractions in Warsaw My favorite pic is last one, seems like a couple, makes me feel romantic...

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a truly magnificent place and experience NOT to be missed- as strange as that is to say about a cemetery. We did it today with a truly outstanding world-class guide and we were able to see and learn about the lives (and deaths) of the hundreds of thousands of Warsaw Jews over the last more than 200 years.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a place filled with history, art, stories, people and memory. Get a guide and go there to walk into Jewish history. Then go to the Polin Museum nearby to learn what is truly buried there

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

one can not understand the history of Warsaw and Poland without the history of its Jews. I went there to find my great grand father's grave, but its worthwhile visit also to the regular tourist. it is an active place so make sure you know where to go and maybe there are guided tours that will save you time as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This would never be a 'must-see' attraction due to its very nature but if your are interested in history then it really deserves a visit. Thought provoking place that once again leads you to question how such horrors could ever happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Dozens of tzadikkim.....bullet holes in Graves from the Polish uprising of 1944 not to be confused with the Jewish ghetto uprising....I visited this place and prayed at the tzadikkim 3 days in a row. ...83 acres...the director Israel will help you...I took over 500 photos. ....

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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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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw

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