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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
The cemetery is certainly part of Jewish history in Poland. Overall the cemetery is at a stage of renewal as most of it is very old and in rather delicate state. There are many treas that make the place very peaceful and quiet beautiful but...More
The oldest cemetery in Europe. It is a must visit for anyone visiting Warsaw. This is a historical site that illustrates the greatness of the Jews in Poland. The graves, which stand for 200 years and are located in a forest, give a chilling feeling....More
The entrance to the Jewish cemetery is right on the south-east corner of the site.
Men are advised they must cover their heads, on the entry sign, and I imagine - though not a theologian - the same may well apply to women. Before entering...More
The size of the Cemetery is rather daunting, as well as its survival despite the Nazi destruction of Warsaw. It is a strong and grim reminder of the role that the Jewish people have played in the history of Poland.
The only place from prewar time in Ostrowiece is the cemetery which is located in a forest with ancient gravestones inscribed with jewish names.
Our guide Franciszek Boganczyk was as interested as we were in the history of Ostrowiece and he surprised us by getting...More
The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw Is the burial place of more than 250,000 people; some in mass graves dug during the Warsaw ghetto period. It is horribly overgrown with trees and bushes. Tombstones are falling down. All due to 70 years of neglect. There are...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.