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Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)

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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
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Ul. Okopowa 49/51, Warsaw 01-043, Poland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The oldest cemetery in Europe. It is a must visit for anyone visiting Warsaw. This is a historical site that illustrates the greatness of the Jews in Poland. The graves, which stand for 200 years and are located in a forest, give a chilling feeling....More

Thank Hai T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to the Jewish cemetery is right on the south-east corner of the site. Men are advised they must cover their heads, on the entry sign, and I imagine - though not a theologian - the same may well apply to women. Before entering...More

Thank RTWVer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is a must for everyone who wants to get a sense of the Jewish Heritage in Poilin. Plan on spending about two hours there.

Thank Professor Avi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The size of the Cemetery is rather daunting, as well as its survival despite the Nazi destruction of Warsaw. It is a strong and grim reminder of the role that the Jewish people have played in the history of Poland.

Thank peter l
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I highly recommend visiting this cemetary. It is unlike any other Places I have visited. Realy special

Thank Synnøve Ø
Reviewed September 4, 2018

For those Askenazi Jews of East European and Russian ancestry this is a must-see destination. Whatever you've seen or read about it can't convey the emotion you feel when you visit.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Was glad that I went with a guide that had studied Jewish history. it would not have been the same if I didn't. was told is the burial place of more than 250,000 people, many in mass graves,

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed August 26, 2018

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

Thank rieseldalia
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Thank godolnj
Reviewed August 5, 2018

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

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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.
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