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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, Poland
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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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Many tombs of famos Jewish people. Also monument for janosh korchack and children. Access by tram 22 or 1 from Hilton.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Its an interesting place to have a quick look. Yes its pretty run down and certainly needs work, but it has history

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Many tombs of famos Jewish people. Also monument for janosh korchack and children. Access by tram 22 or 1 from Hilton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Touring the cemetery shows you how indifferent and heartless some people were about the Jewish graves, it's a sad sight that they were desecrated.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are over 200,000!!! Graves here, and mainly prewar. A gaunt testimony To theJewish lives here in this city, even before the deportation and extermination of 360,000 others during 41-44. The forest that has grown from within , also somehow contributes to the heaviness of this location.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very moving. Is something that not only reflect the death but art within. Many sculptures, vegetation, walks paths. very beautiful.

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

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

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

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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