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Review of Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)
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Private Tour: Warsaw's Jewish Heritage by Retro Fiat
Ranked #27 of 330 things to do in Warsaw
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Owner description: 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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“incredible place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

so many tombs, so many people, such a big community, all wiped out by the hatred and intolerance... it's such a magic place, very strong energy irradiating from its streets and paths which makes you feel so much alive and grateful, visit it in spring if you can, it's so beautiful with all the green having grown and covering the old tombs, and the lights and shadows effects of the trees and sun into the tombstone covered fields... mystical and powerful, very emotional, including the grave of Janusz Korczak, teacher of all teachers... it's the most (and i dare to say, only) really emotional remnant of the ghetto, which was totally destroyed in the last days of the war...

Visited May 2013
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“Important reminder of Jewish Warsaw not destroyed in WWII”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Somehow this remnant of Jewish Warsaw was not destroyed during WWII and it is one of the last remaining open and active Jewish cemeteries in Poland. During World War II it was within the Warsaw Ghetto. There are about 200,000 tombstones and Mausoleum in the cemetery, many historically important.

Most tragic was the enormous pit where thousands of Jews murdered in WWII were laid.

I was awed by the tragic monument over the symbolic grave of Janusz Korczak (children’s author and teacher). It shows him walking to the Nazi concentration camp with the children from his orphanage whom he refused to abandon.

Visited May 2013
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“emotional visit.. meet history . bring anti mosquitos cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

it is touching, to see the history. it was full of mosquitos after the rain bring anti mosquito cream. if you know and like jewish history it is great

Visited June 2013
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“Each stone tells a story”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

250,000 tombstones each different and each with a story waiting to be told of a community that no longer exits.

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing, I have never seen anything like it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Warsaw Jewish Cemetery is a must for anyone interested in history. Warsaw was the center of Jewish life for more than 400 years, and this cemetery is the resting place for many of the great Jewish scholars and famous authors and actors. The headstones range from normal headstones to ornate memorials with sculptures of trees, lions, and more.

Visited May 2013
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