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Cmentarz Żydowski, Warsaw

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
See one of the largest cemeteries in Europe, Cmentarz Żydowski, covering 33 hectares (83 acres) with pathways that cut through the trees and gravestones. Walk through the cemetery's sections and read the inscriptions using these pathways so as not to disurb the grave sites, and to avoid getting caught in the brush. Much of the cemetery has become overgrown, with headstones that have fallen over because there is no family to care for them. However, it remains a sacred place and many visit to remember the Jewish people of Warsaw who lost their lives in World War II. A small section of the burial grounds still serves the remaining Jewish inhabitants of Warsaw. Use our Warsaw holiday planner to visit Cmentarz Żydowski on your trip to Warsaw, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • touchng visit , went with our private tour guide as part of our private tour of Jewish warsaw , was cold in Feb , but vey interesting  more »
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  • A huge cemetery with thousands of graves, Proof of the size of the Jewish community that had existed in Warsaw throughout the last century It is impressive to see ancient tombs, if you look for good you will see tombs from before 2 centuries
  • A place that's tell you the true scale of the horror of the nazis towards Jews. It's a great place as most of it is still wild and not looked after. It's a sad reminded of the ethnic cleansing of the past.
  • Piece of history. Almost untouched through the WWII.
  • historical place; one of few locations original (no destroyed by WW2) locations in Warsaw
  • Every Israeli tourist in Warsaw must visit the Jewish cemetery to understand what Polish Jewry was before the German-Nazi invasion to Poland that brought the Holocaust to the Jewish people.