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New Jewish Cemetery

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Address: ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow, Poland (Formerly Nowy Cmentarz Żydowski)
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We had just been to auschwitz and wanted to follow some of the continued history. It was surreal and we walked around it reading some of the head stones which were dedicated to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had just been to auschwitz and wanted to follow some of the continued history. It was surreal and we walked around it reading some of the head stones which were dedicated to the poor souls who lost their lives during the holocaust. I have no further words.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I guess cemeteries are never a happy or exciting place, but this one has an extra sad element to it due to the history of the local Jews. Would recommend allocating about 30 minutes for the visit.

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

There are so many gravestones, a lot of them smashed and desecrated during the Nazi Invasion, so very sad. Males must cover their head, kippahs are provided. The ' Wailing Wall ' is made up of fragments of broken gravestones. A crown on the gravestone denotes a learned man and hands denote a Rabbi. No admission charge, a donation can... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The New Cemetery seems older than the old jewish cemetery in spite of the fact that started operations more recently in the beginning of the XIX century. Many Krakow famous jews are buried here. You can see old and relatively new tombstones. Many of them fractured and decayed others without exact description and date corresponding to jews dead during the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The New Jewish Cemetery (NJC) was established in the year 1800 - and is still a functioning cemetery today - but to me, it looks more like a primeval forest. The cemetery seems to be divided into three major sections, loosely based on time period: early (1800-early 1900s); Nazi occupation (1939-1945); and post WW2. The feeling I experienced in this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We visited the new cemetery which opened in the 1800s. We read a number of the inscriptions and felt very sad that so many of them had died during the war with no actual date of death just 1941 - 1945. The cemetery is bursting with graves and even the paths have been used for graves. It's well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

I did this as part of a tour of the Jewish Quarter. I found it highly interesting and would highly recommend it. It is even more interesting hearing the stories behind the headstones that are built into the wall

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

A really old cemetery with a lot of history. Worth checking out if you have a couple minutes to spare. The most interesting thing about this is that the wall consists of broken headstones and old slabs from WWII.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this cemetery completely by accident on a cold and rainy day in November. This is a sad yet beautiful place for quiet contemplation. Right inside the gate is a monument to the holocaust victims, and the wall to the far right is made from old headstones that were destroyed by the nazis. There are still piles of... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a sad yet simple place just outside the heart of Kazimerz where one can wander at leisure among the tomb stones pondering on the nature and meaning of life.

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