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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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Tragic and wild

It is hard to rate this as an "attraction" but if you have time, you should visit this place. The wildness of this cemetery as you walk deeper into the trees is both beautiful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is hard to rate this as an "attraction" but if you have time, you should visit this place. The wildness of this cemetery as you walk deeper into the trees is both beautiful and tragic. Simply unbelievable to think that the majority of the people buried here have no surviving descendants and how lucky the ones who died before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sad place the remnants of a glorious past destroyed and murdered by the germans! Factually nothing is left today Just the tombstones

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large cemetery, to walk around it takes time and covers a good distance. The Germans destroyed most of the Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. For some unknown reason this one survived their atrocities.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a huge cemetery full of graves from different times with jewish people history a must of visit to see how reach was the jewish history in poland capital

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, worth a drop by to have a wonder. I've never seen so many graves it's moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary place. Truly piece of history, so many gravestone spreaded all around some more than a century old. And when you know the sotory of this place during the II WW it will knock you down.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the cemetery early in the morning to avoid the crowds, however due to the size of the site it was rare to see anyone unless you used the main pathways. It would be recommendable to read up on the subject if travelling without a guide and if you venture deep into the cemetery be careful to avoid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here not knowing what to expect, and was absolutely blown away. The tombs, the gravesites, such an amazing jumble and all of it left as it is. Amazing photos here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Still in use today, the cemetary has graves going back to the beginning of the 19c. A great variety of headstones and some beautiful memorials to those with no graves. It would be a great help if there were a plan - as it is, a photograph of the sign near the gate is thebest one can do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

A place with a lot of history.Many graves with long descriptions of the deceased with their suffering and glory, of days gone by and lost.

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