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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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Ranked #25 of 144 Attractions 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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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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225 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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33 helpful votes 33 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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