Schindler’s Grave
Schindler’s Grave
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Al R
Atlanta, GA94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Oskar Schindler was a Nazi and a bad man who ended up saving many Jews from the Holocaust. His life proves that no matter how bad someone is, they are capable of good and deserve forgiveness. It is fitting that this former Nazi is ultimately honored with a Christian burial in Jerusalem.
Written 11 March 2020
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,684 contributions
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Dec 2017 • Friends
This necropolis appears to have many names: Catholic Franciscan, or Mount Zion Cemetery, among many. It’s best known for Oskar Schindler’s grave. German-born Oskar Schindler (1908–1974) was a Nazi party member credited for saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Schindler is the subject of the 1982 novel “Schindler’s Ark” and the 1993 film adaptation, “Schindler’s List”, which depicted his life as an opportunist motivated by profit, but who showed extraordinary dedication to save the lives of his Jewish employees. The tour guide said there was only one grave here that bore the Jewish tradition of placing a small stone at the grave or headstone.

A group of young people surrounded the grave when I visited, and I had little time before returning to the bus. I succeeded on getting two photos of that grave, but wandered about to admire other creative headstones. I found one in particular, depicted in the accompanying photo. Two perpendicular slabs of black granite are separated by about six inches, and two slits are cut into both forming a cross. When standing in front of that unique headstone, the symbolic cross is formed by bleached limestone of the tomb slabs behind. The significance is astounding: A shining light is surrounded by darkness.
Written 12 March 2018
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Cory R
cory027367 contributions
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Oct 2019
FIRST - prior to going i searched and tried to get information on how to find the location and I am DUMBFOUNDED as to why it seems SO complicated to explain by so called local experts!!!

Walk out the Zion gate
Turn right to follow the signs for Kind David's tomb and the room for Last supper. "
The pathway splits right to go to the above to sights.
Stay to the left and follow signs for Holocaust cellar
Your walking downhill on a safe street not worrying about traffic and cars.
On the right you will see a big sculpture of a globe/ball and the road turns sharp left
follow this down to the road.
Cross the road. If you can't hop the barrier you ahve to walk down hill and back up about 20-30 feet to go into the parking lot where the cars drive in.

Go through the gates, walk until you reach the end overlooking the cemetery. you have to go right or left to find a sort of hidden spiral stair case to go down one level, The grace is on the right side ( as you walk down hill) of the center isle.

about 3 minute walk from the Zion gate.

NOW HOW UTTERLY DISAPPOINTING is the condition of the grave and cemetery in general is REALLY PATHETIC but a must see.
Written 9 October 2019
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Michael K
West Orange, NJ50 contributions
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Dec 2019
As you are walking up to Zion gate, Arab-Christian cemetery is on the right side. There is a sign for the tombstone. See is the caretaker is there to direct. You need to walk straight down on first level, and then take stairs down to next level. Grave is on the right.
Written 24 December 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,737 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
A popular place to visit at Mt. Zion area is the Grave of Oskar Schindler, an industrialist and member of the Nazi party but is long remembered and revered for his efforts to save Jewish lives through the creation of jobs during the Holocaust.

The grave location is just off Khativat Yerushalayim. I don't believe there is a road sign for the small Christian cemetery but there is a small pullover, where there are perhaps 10-12 vehicles parked in front of a white gate. There is a small sign above the entrance identifying this as the place of Schindler's grave.

Upon entering the cemetery, you need to walk down two levels of stairs towards the back. There you will likely see other visitors circling the grave of Oskar Schindler. You can also spot it out amongst others as it will likely have reeves, flowers and a great many stones placed upon its top.

Note: Schindler's grave is around 7-8 minute walk from St. Peter in Gallicantu Church, and 4-5 minutes walk to King David's Tomb, The Church of the Dormition and the Hall of the Last Supper if you want to combine with visits to other attractions on Mt. Zion.
Written 2 May 2017
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shimonclare
London, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
He was one of the hero's of the second world war,and if you want to visit his grave as a mark of respect. First come out of Zion Gate walk straight ahead past the Diaspora Yeshiva down the small hill which bends to the left, and when you reach the main road.You cross it walk in to the cemetery. Now walk through the cemetery until you see one grave covered with small stones and pebbles, this is a jewish tradition to mark the grave.and is done as a mark of respect.
I suggest you show the grave of this great man to the kids, and explain why he was such a sadik a righteous person it say's in the Talmud He who saves one person saves the entire world.
Written 25 June 2014
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Mark N
San Francisco, CA26 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Solo
I spent 2 days walking around the old city walls and never found it.
I think I got close a couple of times bu Google maps kept leading me astray

I even asked several people 2 of whom claimed to be tour guides but no one knew where it was
Written 11 November 2019
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Vironment
London, UK402 contributions
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Jun 2018
Such a moving experience actually seeing the grave of Schindler after seeing his factory in Krakow, quite emotional
Written 9 May 2019
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Antonio
Seville, Spain96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Go out of the old city through Zion’s gate, turn left to the parking lot and the first road you’ll find is Ma’ale HaShalom St. Go to the right. Soon you’ll find a sign of St Peter in Gallicantu church, continue a little farer in the same street and just a few meters before a new parking lot, you’ll see another parking lot to the left. At the end of it there is an iron gate with a plate “Oskar Schindler’s grave” That’s the right place.

The cemetery has three levels, the grave is in the lowest one. It’s very easy to see from the balcony of the second level because Jews leave stones over the graves a sign of respect and because is a catholic cemetery, that’s almost the only grave with stones, a lot of them as you can see in the pictures.

It’s just a simple grave, no much to see. I’m not going to discover to anyone how this man saved 1200 Jew souls from the Nazi army. But to be true, without Spilberg’s film, most of us wouldn’t have known of him. So, you probably will go there just for curiosity and take in mind that is just a grave in a normal cemetery, no monuments or something special. A place to remember how even in the middle of the evil you can still find good people.
Written 12 March 2017
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GrellisSanPedro_CA
San Pedro, CA100 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Solo
I visited the grave on a Thursday afternoon on my recent trip to Jerusalem. The cemetery is a little tricky to find: as you exit Zion Gate, walk across the main road and downhill about 100 yards, and look for the modest looking gate with a small sign on top reading "To Oskar Schindler's Grave." Schindler's grave is at the lower level of the cemetery, and as other reviewers have noted, it is unmissable due to the number of stones on the grave.
I had the cemetery almost entirely to myself during my visit. After I laid my stone on the grave, a young man approached. I think he was either English or French - not sure because we silently communicated, as we were both there to pay our respects. After he placed his stone, the young man walked to the foot of the grave, stood ramrod straight, delivered a perfect military salute, and went on his way. I'll never forget that moment.
Written 17 April 2015
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