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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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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 2 weeks ago

Not everyone likes hanging out in cemeteries, but they are full of atmosphere, and not in a creepy way. You can see art histories here in the designs and political styles too on the gravestones. This is a huge area, and it's almost returned to...More

Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started 1806 with 150,000 graves left. Up to 350,000 graves at one time. Nazis destroyed buildings with records but left graves. Some graves have markers. Knife for Mohel on tombstone. Charity box on top of tombstone for philanthropic person.

Thank Stuart60645
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must if you want to grasp the history of the Jews in Warsaw. I would go there with a guide who can shed some light

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Although I have no Jewish heritage, I have been to this beautiful cemetery many times - in the spring, summer and most recently in the winter when the gravestone were covered in snow. It's like walking though Highgate or Brompton in London - gently dishevelled...More

Thank SukeyNW
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This cemetery is very old and the headstones speak for themselves. I learned so much while visiting here. Take your time and soak in the unique pieces. Pay homage to those lost. There are pathways but at times it is uneven ground.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very important site. This would be difficult to see on your own, since there is so much to learn that is not accessible if you have not read a lot or have a guide. Allow 1-2 hours.

Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a part of the city located in what was the ghetto during WWII and it’s very impressive to see it under the snow and in minus temperature.. another must see - it’s said to be the biggest Jewish cemetery in the world!

Thank nick s
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

There is no history of Warsaw without its Jewish population. It is the resting place of over 200,000 persons: spiritual leaders, political activists, creators of Jewish culture; eminent contributors to Polish cultural, economic and social life, thousands of nameless victims of the ghetto.

Thank Beata Z
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I walked around the Jewish Cemetery to see some of its thousands of graves which was very tearful & heart breaking. When I walked in their were 3 Rabbis' and that meant a lot to me with them being in a cemetery. Crying & saying...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on a cold, crisp January afternoon. The location was in the middle of nowhere but weirdly next to a main road. It was really peaceful, well maintained with lots of maintenance going on to preserve the cemetery. I stayed for 90 minutes and barely...More

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Mason C
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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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