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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #42 of 212 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features marble and sandstone...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Warsaw, Poland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe and was established in 1806. It covers 33 hectares (83 acres) of land. The cemetery contains over 200,000 marked graves, as well as mass graves of victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. It is a serene cemetery with the front gate/door on the corner of Okopowa and... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This cemetery is yet another example of the rich and amazing Jewish life and culture that used to exist in Poland. The cemetery itself is very interesting and beautiful. I recommend that everybody visits there.

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Bologna
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found out late on that it was suppose to be for free. There are some cheaters I guess, that went directly in the office that is at the entrance and ask us money. Very very bad, it made our experience just not as it was supposed to be.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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