Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), Warsaw

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See one of the largest cemeteries in Europe, Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), 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. Put Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski) into our Warsaw driving holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I think it is a must-see if you're going to Warsaw, but for us it was disappointing. When we arrived the lady who was at the door and said hello, saw that we were 2 and and told us: 20 pln; that was all that we say, nothing more. I had read that men had to enter with the stuffy head, but he told us nothing. Then the cemetery is enormous and we we miss a map or some information, if you are going without a guide you not hear anything. It is a pity...
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  • This cemetery is very old and the headstones speak for themselves. I learned so much while visiting here. Take your time and soak in the unique pieces. Pay homage to those lost. There are pathways but...  more »
  • Atmospheric and very large cemetery. Don't miss out on the map of the graves that are sectioned in the beginning we made el ask if you can get one if there is. Cost 10 zl/person in charge. Closed Saturdays.
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  • Been here 11 years ago - important place for Ashkenazi jewish heritage
  • very historic cemetery o lot of speciol people are buried here, but sadly is by now in very weak condion, shuld be more taken care.
  • Takes your breath away, the size is enormous, just come to show you the rich history of the Jews in Poland before the Holocaust.
  • 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.

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