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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 (1878-1942) who died in the gas chambers of Aushwitz.
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Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very moved when we visited this cemetery. It's so old and there's so much history here. It's an incredible place to visit.

Thank Helen338
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The old cemetery is very large. There is a map at the entrance that helps navigate. It has a list of great people who are buried there and where their graves are located. The keys to the grave with a building over them, is available...More

Thank edoobs
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Probably the ONLY intact Jewish cemetery in all of Poland as the others were destroyed by the Nazis. Very moving.

Thank marlinbarad
Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world in the heart of metropolitan Warsaw. Separated from the busy streets by a high wall, so that one enters a different world, quiet and encouraging contemplation of history and life. Poignant and challenging. Definitely a place...More

Thank Anastazja P
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I came to know what happened to my grandparents during the war. I got 2 pictures of the tomb and the ubication. It wasnt easy but I managed to find the tomb of my grandmother and aunt who died from Tifus and far away that...More

Thank evagold g
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A very gothic like cemetery which looks like a scenery from the movies. Walking inside feels like you are thrown hundreds of years into the History.

Thank amirdavi
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Place is a liitle bit away from the centre, but tottally worth it. We paid 10 zlots to enter and walked around all alone. Got the feeling that this place is full of spirits and sad memories

Thank nini0nini
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The stones are silent witnesses to the rich and intensive culture of Jewish community until WWII. Writers poets actors painters leaders and others buried there. A guided tour is recommended.

Thank Meir U
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I learn so much from a walk around a Jewish cemetery, reading the headstones. Some headstones were very legible, others weathered and not. I even found one that belonged to ancestor of friends in the US. This cemetery contains a monument to the heroic Janus...More

Thank eingedi
Reviewed 3 June 2017

we had a guided tour in the cemetary. there are some very known people that are burried there and the place is very bis and quiet. you have to pay 10 zloty in the entrasnce.

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