New Jewish Cemetery

New Jewish Cemetery, Krakow

New Jewish Cemetery
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,729 contributions
Sep 2021
Our next stop was the new Jewish cemetery. This was a badly maintained and very overgrown collection of tombs and gravestones and some memorials for the Jews of Krakow. Some were current but most were broken by the Germans and then relocated here, more as a testimony to the annihilation of a culture than as a place to rest in peace. Again, without Google we wouldn't have found the place as there were no signs until we actually arrived.
Written September 23, 2021
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,318 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
This expansive cemetery was established in 1800. It was the burial ground for many of Kraków's distinguished Jews in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Today there are an estimated 10,000 tombstones inside which many of them are very much neglected. It is a peaceful place but needs some more care.
Written June 15, 2020
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mslancashire503927
Burnley, UK2,911 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Visited after a walk around the Old Jewish Quarter. There is a huge memorial to the right of the main gates to the Jews who very sadly / tragically lost their lives during the 2nd World War. Many very old head stones with an odd newer one set amongst them. Some areas not really easily accessible so best to keep to the paths. Very thought provoking and eerie.
Written March 5, 2020
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Don G
24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We went to New Jewish Cemetery in Kraków. Appalling! The Jewish community should be ashamed of themselves! For very obvious & painful reasons this is a cemetery of international importance & international interest but it’s neglected. Not overgrown. NEGLECTED!!
During our visit there were many Hasidic ‘pilgrims’ racing around (I know it’s their way) ticking off individual graves & one can only feel that if they put similar effort into ensuring a respectful maintenance of the cemetery it would be time well spent.
Your people deserve better from you!!
Written February 3, 2020
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Evangelobar
Heraklion, Greece43 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
With all my respect to the dead’s , first time in my life I felt sorry that I’m not someone like Bruce Dickinson (let’s say) to make my new video for some song with background of this cemetery...... I’m happy I visit this place .
Written November 15, 2019
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David E
Wymondham, UK1 contribution
Oct 2019
Although a donation, by choice, would be appropriate, an objectionable man insisting we buy ‘tickets’ is not. Honesty is to be expected not a rip-off!
Written October 6, 2019
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,401 contributions
Sep 2019
Why would you bury a dead body in the ground and take up scarce space and leave it there forever? Makes no sense.
Written September 10, 2019
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,545 contributions
Jun 2019
I am partial to cemeteries. The combination of peacefulness, the presence of lives lived, and in certain cemeteries, the sense of the flow of history lead me to feel fully alive in an odd way. One such cemetery is Krakow’s New Jewish Cemetery which dates from the early 19th Century and has been lovingly restored, if not fully resurrected, after plundering by the Nazis in the Second World War. Some headstones were recovered from the Plaszow Concentration Camp across the Vistula in Podgorze. In many other cases, the stones were too fragmented, so they were gathered into a memorial which stands near the entrance.

Tree-shaded, a bit overgrown in parts, and with plentiful birds chirping to give you a sense for life without history in place where history resounds with every step, the New Jewish Cemetery provided the perfect end to our packed first day of sightseeing in this amazing city. The plain and more elaborate headstones commemorated the lives of many notables from more than a hundred years of Krakow’s Jewish history, including religious leaders, artists, writers, activists, academics, and scientists.

On a lark, earlier in the day I checked online for where Maurycy Gottlieb, an incredibly gifted painter who worked in Krakow in the 1870’s and died tragically young, is buried on the off chance that it might be in Krakow. To my surprise, I found that it was right here in the New Jewish Cemetery. Through a link to FindaGrave, I saw a photo of the headstone and despite the cemetery’s large size, the distinctive shape and the buildings in the background of the shot (since changed, but great clues) allowed us to find it within less than half an hour! Sometimes the Internet can still amaze me – ask a question, find the answer, get a picture and put it to immediate use thousands of miles from home.
Written August 20, 2019
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria2,853 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The New Jewish Cemetery ( LIPNIK NAD BECVOU) is one of passt Jewish history in town, the Jewish community bought a piece of land in the vicinity of the old cemetery where a new graveyard was opened in 1883.
The „park“ arrangement of the cemetery is interesting with chestnut trees on both sides of the cemetery. Free entrance but you can donate.
Written June 22, 2019
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jo-s
Houthalen, Belgium638 contributions
Jul 2018
The place looks a bit neglected. Weeds everywhere and the pathways uneven. hard to visit with a wheelchair.
A small entrance fee, so not a big lost.
Written December 10, 2018
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