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. PutJewish 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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  • Definately worth a visit. Many famous people are buried here and some of the tombstones are literally from a different world! 
    Definately worth a visit. Many famous people are buried here and some of the tombstones are literally from a different world!  more »
  • Just one tiny entrance and the doors looks like their closed and Re not inviting. But as you enter the place is quite beautiful. Part of the cementary looks abandonned and delapidated, others are... 
    Just one tiny entrance and the doors looks like their closed and Re not inviting. But as you enter the place is quite beautiful. Part of the cementary looks abandonned and delapidated, others are...  more »
  • Impressive and unique cemetery! A must-go while in Warsaw! It's like a forest, very peaceful and interesting indeed. 
    Impressive and unique cemetery! A must-go while in Warsaw! It's like a forest, very peaceful and interesting indeed.  more »
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  • Significant amount of Kevorim! It's huge! So many great people buried here. Not very easy to get to all of them or even see who's who, but there are many that are accessible and reachable. Wish it would be taken care of a bit better, and perhaps there would be a good directory of where to find someone. (This issue exists in most larger cemeteries)
  • The scale of the cemetery is impressive and a sober reminder of history. You can easily walk around here for hours. The woods make the cemetery a magical place. There is not a lot of information available and the paths often end it may therefore be a suggestion to bring a good guide book
  • Huge place with some very exquisite tombstones & cripts. Countless still ruddled with bullet holes for the second World War. Many have been taken over by the plant life or simply crumbled through time. Its a shame more money is not put in for the foundations to repair quicker. Also a shame where some trees have been cut down and fallen on gravestones. Very saddening sight
  • 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
  • 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.

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