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New Jewish Cemetery

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Address: ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow 31-036, Poland (Formerly Nowy Cmentarz Żydowski)
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Don't miss this cemetery when visiting Kazimierz

The New Cemetery seems older than the old jewish cemetery in spite of the fact that started operations more recently in the beginning of the XIX century. Many Krakow famous jews... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2016
Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The New Cemetery seems older than the old jewish cemetery in spite of the fact that started operations more recently in the beginning of the XIX century. Many Krakow famous jews are buried here. You can see old and relatively new tombstones. Many of them fractured and decayed others without exact description and date corresponding to jews dead during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The New Jewish Cemetery (NJC) was established in the year 1800 - and is still a functioning cemetery today - but to me, it looks more like a primeval forest. The cemetery seems to be divided into three major sections, loosely based on time period: early (1800-early 1900s); Nazi occupation (1939-1945); and post WW2. The feeling I experienced in this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited the new cemetery which opened in the 1800s. We read a number of the inscriptions and felt very sad that so many of them had died during the war with no actual date of death just 1941 - 1945. The cemetery is bursting with graves and even the paths have been used for graves. It's well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I did this as part of a tour of the Jewish Quarter. I found it highly interesting and would highly recommend it. It is even more interesting hearing the stories behind the headstones that are built into the wall

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A really old cemetery with a lot of history. Worth checking out if you have a couple minutes to spare. The most interesting thing about this is that the wall consists of broken headstones and old slabs from WWII.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this cemetery completely by accident on a cold and rainy day in November. This is a sad yet beautiful place for quiet contemplation. Right inside the gate is a monument to the holocaust victims, and the wall to the far right is made from old headstones that were destroyed by the nazis. There are still piles of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a sad yet simple place just outside the heart of Kazimerz where one can wander at leisure among the tomb stones pondering on the nature and meaning of life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very sad place ,some of the graves were people who had died during the holocaust,the cemetery was in a derelict condition and could have done with being looked after better,there is a large memorial to Jews murdered during the holocaust,well worth a visit ,but as mentioned cemetery in bad state of repair.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you want to learn the history of Krakow, you must visit the cemetery. You have the chcance to see pre-war tombs from famous Jews that born and died in Krakow

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

If you can read a bit of German, Polish, or Hebrew there are many interesting gravestones to read. The "new cemetery" dates from early 1800's to present. There are many sad memorials from families that lost many members to the Nazis in WWII. The cemetery is chock a block with gravestones in every available space. The paths are narrow and... More 

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