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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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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 (1878-1942) who died in the gas chambers of Aushwitz.
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Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a cold, crisp January afternoon. The location was in the middle of nowhere but weirdly next to a main road. It was really peaceful, well maintained with lots of maintenance going on to preserve the cemetery. I stayed for 90 minutes and barely...More

Thank samdixey2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You shouldn't miss visiting this cemetery once you are in Warsaw. It's breathtaking It's closed in Saturday.

Thank lenavlachandrea
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A stark reminder of the atrocities that occurred in Warsaw. Very moving and a must see for all when visiting Warsaw.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

the old Jewish community of Warsaw is presented in this cemetery, including some well known names and personalities in our history. this the place to study more about the Bund association, or to stand next to the places where bodies were buried. A must see...More

Thank Eitan K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

the place is a memorial to a great jewish community which lived in warsaw, reflecting herritage, great leaders, and unique cuktural symbols. the janus korzcak memorial is very touching, and esperanto inventor zamenhooff's tomb and one of the getto uprising leaders edelman are also worth...More

Thank ehud f
Reviewed 11 October 2017

For me personally, visiting the Jewish cemetery was of great significance, because my ancestors are buried here. I found my grandmother's grave and my great-grandmother grave as well.

Thank Ilana K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Jewish Cemetery opens the doors to the history of the local jewish community - as it's most prominent and most famous members are already gone, it reminds us of them and their achievements, showing the importance of the jewish community in Warsaw's and polish...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were very moved when we visited this cemetery. It's so old and there's so much history here. It's an incredible place to visit.

Thank Helen338
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 building over them, is available...More

Thank edoobs
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Probably the ONLY intact Jewish cemetery in all of Poland as the others were destroyed by the Nazis. Very moving.

Thank marlinbarad
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Mason C
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Response from Laura G | Reviewed this property |
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.