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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...more
This site is not for everyone, but is important for those interested in Polish Jewish history. It is best visited with a guide. We utilized a great Warsaw guide, Hubert Pawlik who showed us and explained to us the important features of both Jewish cemeteries...More
Worthwhile to devote at least one hour to this important yet haunting look into a community that was destroyed. Gives insight into what was once the greatness of Polish Jewry, and the extent of the tragedy and loss to both Poland and the Jewish people.
I don't know if I would describe this as a cemetery in a forest or a forest in a cemetery and perhaps that is the nature of it - both are equal partners, neither dominates, they co-exist in a space which belongs equally to both....More
We went to the cemetery to investigate whether any members of our family were buried there. We met with the director who kindly looked up the incomplete records on file and we lucky to find the grave of our great great grandmother. The cemetery is...More
We walked to the cemetery -- up Anielewicza and crossed Okopowa at the light. It is a big intersection. Once you are across, the entrance is on your right. You can't miss it. the fee to enter is 10 pln.