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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Private Tour: Warsaw's Jewish Heritage by Retro Fiat
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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 (1878-1942) who died in the gas chambers of Aushwitz.
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“buried here” (9 reviews)
“mass graves” (7 reviews)
“resting place” (4 reviews)
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Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank sharkhunter1973
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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

Thank samdixey2001
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

You shouldn't miss visiting this cemetery once you are in Warsaw. It's breathtaking It's closed in Saturday.

Thank lenavlachandrea
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

A stark reminder of the atrocities that occurred in Warsaw. Very moving and a must see for all when visiting Warsaw.

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

the old Jewish community of Warsaw is presented in this cemetery, including some well known names and personalities in our history. this the place to study more about the Bund association, or to stand next to the places where bodies were buried. A must see...More

Thank Eitan K
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Mason C
15 January 2018|
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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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