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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...more
The only place from prewar time in Ostrowiece is the cemetery which is located in a forest with ancient gravestones inscribed with jewish names.
Our guide Franciszek Boganczyk was as interested as we were in the history of Ostrowiece and he surprised us by getting...More
The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw Is the burial place of more than 250,000 people; some in mass graves dug during the Warsaw ghetto period. It is horribly overgrown with trees and bushes. Tombstones are falling down. All due to 70 years of neglect. There are...More
In order to "enjoy" this, you have to like visits to historical cemeteries. But if you DO like that, this is a real treat. It is somehow so raw-ly genuine... a lot of it is in disrepair (although there does seem to be an active...More
I can't imagine going to this cemetery without a guide. There are 250K people buried here. A guide familiar with Polish Jewish history can give you an extensive view into life in Poland dating back to the 1800s.
This is a very old cemetery and I believe it is one of the largest Jewish Cemetery s. There are countless graves and the trees are growing up among them and toppling the tombstones. In any event, this place is a grim reminder of all...More
It is closed on Saturday. Easy to access from downtown (10 minutes in taxi or 30 minutes walk). Cover your head if you go there (respect the religion), you will be asked to pay 10pl to access the site. You should study the site before...More
We walked to the cemetery -- up Anielewicza and crossed Okopowa at the light. It is a big intersection. Once you are across, the entrance is on your right. You can't miss it. the fee to enter is 10 pln.