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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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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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A walk in the silent

It is a place where you walk rather in silence. If you have never visited old Jewish grave yard just visit it in Warsaw. It is still open year where are around 2 ceremonies a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a place where you walk rather in silence. If you have never visited old Jewish grave yard just visit it in Warsaw. It is still open year where are around 2 ceremonies a month. Most graves are from 1800-1945. Most are titled in Jidysh (I belive that it is not Hebrew). It is good to read about this... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the numerous Jewish cementeries spread all over Poland. Many of the tombs are destroyed, but are visited by the families of the dead who often come here to find their roots. On a sunny day it is a very melancholy and romantic place.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Jewish cemetery in Warsaw Warsaw Jews buried two thousand years of Jewish life in the city in central Poland. Some of the tombs are impressive, some of the other graves had been severely damaged over the years, and probably especially during the Holocaust. There are also parts without graves, mass graves from the period of the Nazi regime. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a few hours but could of spent so much longer. Graves set amongst the trees and totally reclaimed by nature some old some newer the sheer size of the place is amazing. Definitely worth a visit

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kfar saba, israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Very interesting place. Have been here in December 2015. the atmosphere is hypnotising. We walked through the tombstone and felt the place. Don't miss Janusz Korczak and the childrens memorial monument.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We visited the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery. A distant relative who was a well known Jewish Historian was buried there, and we went to find the grave. It took us about 15 minutes until we received help, and somehow found our way to that grave site. Then we left taking a winding route through a more unfinished section that looked almost... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was impressed from the Jewish cemetery that it still there and very big and with different styles of gravestones which are very interesting for art historians.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

you can see graves from 19th century , and learn how the deads were described. very good place to learn the jewish life centuries ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This cemetery covers an enormous area. You would be advised to have a guide take you around. Our guide showed us a grave that had been inhabited by a family of Jews at the time of the mass deportation of Jews from Warsaw.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

If you want to get rid of noise and people in the middle of a busy city, and feel that you need to spend some time by your self, this is the place. It's also very interesting graveyard. Some of the tombs are completely overrun by the nature, and some are brand new. Very interesting, I recommend.

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