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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  • The old cemetery is very large. There is a map at the entrance that helps navigate. It has a list of great people who are buried there and where their graves are located. The keys to the grave with a ...  more »
  • Had difficulties to find out the location of the ghetto and the Jewish cemetery. Had the impression that the Poles want to get rid of this heavy past. Went to the cemetery and met a man who spontaneously we a tour of the cemetery... j was strongly moved by this atmosphere d all the more that this gentleman told us details quite disturbing... n never forget...
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  • Research members deep roots which found that converting his grandmother buried in the okopowa Street Jewish cemetery, the cemetery, although the major attractions worth visiting like Janusz Korczak Memorial, focused on grave rhyme pijaga rips and found the headstone dedicated cleaning it said fell left David brought from Israel, duty visits every Jew visiting oorsha.
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  • 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.
  • Piece of history. Almost untouched through the WWII.
  • historical place; one of few locations original (no destroyed by WW2) locations in Warsaw

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