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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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Address: Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Established in 1799-1806, this scenic and nostalgic cemetery features...

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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Beautiful atmospheric old cemetery

Visited for a few hours but could of spent so much longer. Graves set amongst the trees and totally reclaimed by nature some old some newer the sheer size of the place is amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a few hours but could of spent so much longer. Graves set amongst the trees and totally reclaimed by nature some old some newer the sheer size of the place is amazing. Definitely worth a visit

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kfar saba, israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Have been here in December 2015. the atmosphere is hypnotising. We walked through the tombstone and felt the place. Don't miss Janusz Korczak and the childrens memorial monument.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery. A distant relative who was a well known Jewish Historian was buried there, and we went to find the grave. It took us about 15 minutes until we received help, and somehow found our way to that grave site. Then we left taking a winding route through a more unfinished section that looked almost... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was impressed from the Jewish cemetery that it still there and very big and with different styles of gravestones which are very interesting for art historians.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

you can see graves from 19th century , and learn how the deads were described. very good place to learn the jewish life centuries ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This cemetery covers an enormous area. You would be advised to have a guide take you around. Our guide showed us a grave that had been inhabited by a family of Jews at the time of the mass deportation of Jews from Warsaw.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you want to get rid of noise and people in the middle of a busy city, and feel that you need to spend some time by your self, this is the place. It's also very interesting graveyard. Some of the tombs are completely overrun by the nature, and some are brand new. Very interesting, I recommend.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is hard to rate this as an "attraction" but if you have time, you should visit this place. The wildness of this cemetery as you walk deeper into the trees is both beautiful and tragic. Simply unbelievable to think that the majority of the people buried here have no surviving descendants and how lucky the ones who died before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Very sad place the remnants of a glorious past destroyed and murdered by the germans! Factually nothing is left today Just the tombstones

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a large cemetery, to walk around it takes time and covers a good distance. The Germans destroyed most of the Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. For some unknown reason this one survived their atrocities.

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