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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49-51, Warsaw, 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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Jewish Cemetery

This is a must stop while in Warsaw. The cemetery is riveting and haunting. I've never seen anything like it. I highly recommend a visit to the cemetery

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must stop while in Warsaw. The cemetery is riveting and haunting. I've never seen anything like it. I highly recommend a visit to the cemetery

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a must see while in warsaw. A 10 minute cab ride from the Sheraton hotel. This is a marvelous flight through the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting,humbling experience. Not saying you have to go. But, its interesting, and commands respect.

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a tour through the jewush cemetary takes you to a flight through history. Great scholars, politicians, rivals and stories. Take a guide! Spend 2-4 hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jewish Cemetary is quite large with many sections overgrown and in need of restoration. As is the case in other Jewish cemeteries, such as in Prague, as the Cemetary filled, they added fresh soil on top of graves so that new graves are actually on top of old graves. The Cemetary is joyous in that most of the graves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is filled with tumbstones of Jews who lived and died in Warsaw, and the Polish peopledid not respect the dead and tried to use the tumbs as building materials. Yona S.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This huge cemetery with many holocaust victims having their last sleep , makes us reflective and melancholic. The cemetery is easily accessible as it is right at the tram stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well... I walked here after visiting the museum of Jewish history and to be honest - i really didn't think about it that Saturday is a Jewish holiday so the cemetery was of course closed :) I came back another day - it is worth visiting and especially after having been to the museum I would recommend to walk by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nobody knows why the nazis didn't destroy this cemetary where more than 200 000 Jews are buried. Nobody visits anymore as the families were killed or left Poland. But this is a place not to miss to see the hiatory of Polish Jews.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Interesting to see the history of Judaism in Warsaw. Poignant to remember that the ghetto wall borders the cemetery.

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