Cemeteries are special and the ones that are in a state of decay even more so. The history and tranquility makes this a very special place.
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I attempted to visit this cemetery twice and both times I was disappointed. The lonely planet guide book says it is open until 6pm. I got their on a Monday at 4 and it closed at 3:30 (there was a handwritten sign stuck on the...More
This Jewish cemetery in Krakow, is a huge place where you can see numerous headstones from 1820 to nowadays. Personally, I appreciated the cemetery and if you are planning to visit Auschwitz ,you should go to this quite and touching place.
It may seem odd visiting a Cemetery but given the location and the historic events of WW2 a visit to this site is not so strange. Although called the "New" Jewish Cemetery some of the graves are pretty old. The Nazi regime tried to destroy...More
Having had a walking tour of the Jewish quarter and been on the tour to auschwitz-birkenau a walk around this cemetery was and still is very thought provoking and really brings the horrors home . To see headstones with whole families on , with the...More
We had just been to auschwitz and wanted to follow some of the continued history. It was surreal and we walked around it reading some of the head stones which were dedicated to the poor souls who lost their lives during the holocaust. I have...More
There are so many gravestones, a lot of them smashed and desecrated during the Nazi Invasion, so very sad. Males must cover their head, kippahs are provided. The ' Wailing Wall ' is made up of fragments of broken gravestones. A crown on the gravestone...More
The New Cemetery seems older than the old jewish cemetery in spite of the fact that started operations more recently in the beginning of the XIX century. Many Krakow famous jews are buried here. You can see old and relatively new tombstones. Many of them...More