Jewish Cemetery Sarajevo
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Mimi M
Washington DC, DC31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It is quite an experience visiting this totally neglected, yet beautiful in a tragic way, graveyard.
Written 14 December 2023
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Stopped in here while on a city tour. There is an immense amount of history within this cemetery. Being the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, there are a number of Jewish faiths represented here. If you pay attention you will notice some headstones have Spanish text.
The more recent history encompasses the war of 30 years ago. This cemetery was on the front line and the effects of this are still visible to this day.
Written 26 May 2023
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David
Lille, France1,815 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I visited the Jewish Cemetery as part of a tour. It is quite a haunting place. Sad to see that much of it is overgrown and neglected. I suppose it serves to create a sense of poignancy.

Worth a visit.
Written 11 May 2023
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Daniel L
Apex, NC752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Standing amongst the dead, and imagining the usage of heavy weapons and further killing perpetuated there, it really gives a unique perspective on the lack of humanity in Sarajevo during the siege.

Beyond that, it is a very nice place. One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Written 10 January 2023
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Brooklet425
Staunton, VA293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This was a really interesting stop that was part of a tour we were on. It's not a place that we would have thought to go to on our own. This is the 2nd largest Jewish cemetery in the world, and was in use for over 400 years. It has memorials and graves related to all the atrocities committed against Jewish people during those 400 years, including during WWII. During the Bosnian War in the 1990s it was the front line for the Bosnian Serbs who were holding the city under siege. The location of the cemetery is on a hill overlooking the city so it makes strategic sense that the Serbs would have used it. It's sad and sobering to see the many bullet holes that have damaged a large number of the headstones though. All in all, this is a unique and interesting historic site that is worth visiting if you're in Sarajevo.
Written 5 December 2022
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We stopped here with a tour and it was pretty nice stop for 15 minutes. There were some impressive graves and it is nice to think about history.
Written 12 October 2022
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Eric S
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
The cemetery was used as observation post and artillery location during the war. Many tombstones are damaged by gunfire. A short drive from the city it is worth the drive.
Written 10 October 2019
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aberdeenangler
Aberdeen, UK732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A moving experience. Terrible to think that troops occupied this cemetery during the siege of Sarajevo and snipers shot down into the city from within the cemetery.

This is apparently the second-largest Jewish cemetery in Europe (behind that of Prague). The Jewish community used to be counted in the thousands but is, today, down to about 700. The cemetery is no longer in use.

Awful to see some of the headstones damaged by bullets and mortars.

There is a 'cube' in the centre of the cemetery which commemorates those who died in the Holocaust concentration camps. Disgustingly, this has been daubed with graffiti.

I visited as part of a longer tour of the city but I think this location would not be easy to find on one's own and I am not sure if it is reachable by public transport (I doubt it).

Some of the paths are steep and rough - unsuitable for disabled or the elderly.
Written 1 October 2019
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CKF
CT2,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We had not heard about the Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo. How, I am not sure, as it is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. Our guide stopped here unexpectedly, and we are so glad he did.

The headstones with Hebrew carvings are intriguing. The sight is extensive, but quiet and reflective, as there were no other visitors. You'll need to go up a steep hill to reach the topmost entry point. Our guide said to be sure to enter and exit through two different areas out of respect.

Most moving was seeing the stones with the bullet damage.

One of our favorite sights in all of Sarajevo. We hope you find it just as interesting.
Written 23 August 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Located on a hillside overlooking the city of Sarajevo, this, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, was used by Serb snipers during the siege to target the city. Some of the gravestones show bullet damage from the conflict. The cemetery is in need of some upkeep, the further up the hill you walk, the less maintained the cemetery is.
Written 28 June 2019
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