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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I arrived 20 mùinutes before closing time (17h?) so only got 15 minutes to walk around. Looks like an abandonned, neglected cemetery, but very peacefull and huge. Don't miss the monument for Korczak close to the entrance (right).

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After paying the fee (I was lucky to be with my partner who already went there and knew where to find the entrance, although it seemed closed), we got to the huge park/cemetary that seems completely left to itself and being overwhelmed by Mother Nature. We came across a few workers, even though the general feeling of the place is... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since 1806, this simply astounding cemetery (one of the largest in Europe) has been the final resting place of Warsaw's Jewish community. Who were they? Artists , writers, actors social reformers, doctors, rabbis, teachers, scientists merchants, historians , soldiers, rich, poor, religious, secular- a microcosm of Polish Jewish life in one place . What language did the Jews of Warsaw... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

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