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Review of Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery
ul. Abrama Cytryna | ul. Zmienna, Lodz, Poland
+48 42 656 70 19
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Lodz
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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“a must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

a must if you are jewish, very large and diversified. educating in term of history and social and economical backround of polish jewsbefor the second world war

Visited September 2012
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“must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It will cost you a bit of effort to get there, but its well worth. You may never visit more impressive site of its kind again! Get ready for a long tour into the tragic and glorious history of this exciting city

Visited July 2013
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I wouldn't recommend a trip to Lodz but if for some reason you decide to come here and you want to see something striking, this cemetery is a good place. It's the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe with more than 180,000 people buried here. In some ways, it shows perfectly well the before and after of World War II and the Holocaust in Poland. The before is represented by the countless graves spread over endless acres, including a few almost palatial tombs of rich industrialists, but mostly the much more humble graves of ordinary Jews. This shows how important the Jewish population was in Lodz. The after is represented by the decrepit and overgrown condition of the cemetery, which appears to be open (and barely maintained in most sections) thanks only to the generosity of a few people. In places, it is almost like a jungle or rain forest and you cannot see the gravestones for the trees. The other way the war and Holocaust are represented here are the plaques on the wall honoring those who died in the Lodz Ghetto or the death camps. Very moving.
If you have a relative buried here and want to visit the grave for the first time, contact the cemetery before going (there is a web page) and arrange for a guide to take you around, otherwise you'll probably never find what you are looking for.

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Sombre and thought-provoking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Worth a visit, if only to reflect on the fact that the occupants of the older graves cannot have had any notion of the horrors inflicted by the Nazis on their descendants. The memorial plaques on the cemetery wall say it all.

Visited June 2013
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“Largest Jewish cemetery in Europe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The entrance to the cemetery is on a narrow road on the east side. There are about 180K graves and there is a section from the Lodz ghetto era. There are some rather extravagant mausoleums that are be studied.

Visited July 2013
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