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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski): Tours & Tickets

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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
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Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Just walking through here could send shivers down your spine; and not in a horror type of way. Just an uneasy feeling knowing the history. It just stretches beyond what your eyes can see.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank H P
Reviewed 1 September 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

The cemetery in Warsaw still stands with its stones reminding us of a thriving Jewish community that existed in Warsaw for many generations. It is hard to believe it was all but gone.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tirza H
Reviewed 8 August 2019

Many famous (and infamous!) souls are buried in this massive, expansive location. Need guidance to truly understand the breadth and scope of this cemetary.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shimon53
Reviewed 20 July 2019

You can see the names on unique tombstones of famous Jewish leaders, artists, rabbis, intellectuals. Do not miss this on your visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 13 July 2019

If you like history, this place is for you. The cemetery is very large. Please note that you must pay entrance fee.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank G0Travel2009
Reviewed 16 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019

Bypurpose or otherwise the cemeteryis not well tended tho the community has substantial resources to remedy this.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Laura G | Reviewed this property |
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.
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