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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #15 of 133 attractions in Warsaw
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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raanana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Such a moving experience walking through this magnificent cemetery, place of eternal rest for over 100,000 people of the Jewish faith. Hundreds of years of history can be found on the Tombstones, written in such beautiful Hebrew ordained in beautiful but traditional Jewish themes. A must visit for Jews and Jews at heart.

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Herning, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited the cemetary and quiet and grey sunday, which kind of matched the history of the place. A place where you get reminded of the horrific past.

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Shropshire, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A sad but none the less interesting place to visit the mass graves from the second world war are marked with white posts with a black stripe. The inventor of Esperanto is burried here.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Cemetery is huge around 400,000 grave stones. If you don't know you're way around its very easy to get lost. We took a tour guide. That was a big help. It is also free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It's free so why not? A bit out of the way but it's huge inside. Not really a happy attraction but if you know anything about Jewish history, it's well worth a visit.

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Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I went here with some friends and this place is completely massive and the tombstones are very intricate and impressive. My friend told me that some people take maps because the paths go on and on and on…!

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This a MUST while visiting Warsaw. The cemettery has survived all the WW2 bombing and has graves from over 120 years ago. Keep in mind that it is closed on Saturdays. Do not miss the statue of Korchak near the entrance.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This place is huge and I found many people of interest that were buried there. This is a place that was used by the SS during WW2 but was left more less in tact so you can still find almost anyone that was laid to rest there. They have special hours when they are open so make sure to check... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Quiet, overgrown,many tombstones crumbling or falling over, it evokes both the tradition, the sadness, the tragedy, and the ultimate determination of the Polish Jews.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After visiting the sites Jewish Ghetto and Mila 18--both reduced to rubble in WW2--it was amazing to find this massive historic cemetery still standing. The acres of tombstones take your breath away. We were there on a sunny fall day; the shadows and falling leaves gave the cemetery a solemn beauty. We couldn't help but meditate on the generations that... More

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