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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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Take time in this peaceful and beautiful place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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RISHON LEZION ISRAEL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very sobering, haunting place to visit. Take time to wander the overgrown paths, memorial sites and contemplate the suffering the Jewish inhabitants of Warsaw endured.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit if Jewish Cemetery. This includes grave sites, statues of a man who cared for children and went with them to gas chambers and also memorial to a man who helped fight back. We will remember.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 18, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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