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“Desperately sad”

Ranked #14 of 368 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

It is a bit strange to call a cemetery excellent but it gave us valuable look into a part of Jewish life that is almost gone here now. It is very sad to see all the stones that could have been tended to had the relatives been alive today. There are all sorts of graves here, many falling over each other and with something like a forest growing all around them. In other parts it's almost well-tended and there are newer graves as well. There are a number of thought provoking monuments as well e.g. the one for the ghetto children. Closed Sat!

Thank Ugurd
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

Walking In the Jewish cemetery gives one time to reflect on the sad history of the Jewish people in Warsaw. The cemetery serves as a remembrance of what WWII brought to Poland. Reading the tombstones and looking at the hundreds of burials sites is heart breaking. One only wishes that the cemetery were better kept.

Thank Traveler6102013
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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This cemetery is yet another example of the rich and amazing Jewish life and culture that used to exist in Poland. The cemetery itself is very interesting and beautiful. I recommend that everybody visits there.

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found out late on that it was suppose to be for free. There are some cheaters I guess, that went directly in the office that is at the entrance and ask us money. Very very bad, it made our experience just not as it was supposed to be.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

There was no charge. The atmosphere was peaceful, serene, and quiet. I would recommend everyone to go that wants a moment of reflection and silence. It's incredible that such a quiet and beautiful place exists inside busy Warsaw. I am lucky enough to live in Warsaw and today was my first visit in three years. I will return soon or the next time life becomes too busy.

Thank Sulltom
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