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New Jewish Cemetery

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Address: ul. Miodowa 55, Krakow 31-036, Poland (Formerly Nowy Cmentarz Żydowski)
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It may seem odd visiting a Cemetery but given the location and the historic events of WW2 a visit to this site is not so strange. Although called the "New" Jewish Cemetery some of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan H
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Jewish cemetery in Krakow, is a huge place where you can see numerous headstones from 1820 to nowadays. Personally, I appreciated the cemetery and if you are planning to visit Auschwitz ,you should go to this quite and touching place.

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It may seem odd visiting a Cemetery but given the location and the historic events of WW2 a visit to this site is not so strange. Although called the "New" Jewish Cemetery some of the graves are pretty old. The Nazi regime tried to destroy it but here it remains, with some of the walls rebuilt from the fragments of... More 

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stoke on trent
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Having had a walking tour of the Jewish quarter and been on the tour to auschwitz-birkenau a walk around this cemetery was and still is very thought provoking and really brings the horrors home . To see headstones with whole families on , with the dates and places is very somber but really is a must if you have done... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

As usual it never fails to amaze. The history and culture that surrounds the area is beautiful and thought provoking.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had just been to auschwitz and wanted to follow some of the continued history. It was surreal and we walked around it reading some of the head stones which were dedicated to the poor souls who lost their lives during the holocaust. I have no further words.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I guess cemeteries are never a happy or exciting place, but this one has an extra sad element to it due to the history of the local Jews. Would recommend allocating about 30 minutes for the visit.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

There are so many gravestones, a lot of them smashed and desecrated during the Nazi Invasion, so very sad. Males must cover their head, kippahs are provided. The ' Wailing Wall ' is made up of fragments of broken gravestones. A crown on the gravestone denotes a learned man and hands denote a Rabbi. No admission charge, a donation can... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The New Cemetery seems older than the old jewish cemetery in spite of the fact that started operations more recently in the beginning of the XIX century. Many Krakow famous jews are buried here. You can see old and relatively new tombstones. Many of them fractured and decayed others without exact description and date corresponding to jews dead during the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

The New Jewish Cemetery (NJC) was established in the year 1800 - and is still a functioning cemetery today - but to me, it looks more like a primeval forest. The cemetery seems to be divided into three major sections, loosely based on time period: early (1800-early 1900s); Nazi occupation (1939-1945); and post WW2. The feeling I experienced in this... More 

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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We visited the new cemetery which opened in the 1800s. We read a number of the inscriptions and felt very sad that so many of them had died during the war with no actual date of death just 1941 - 1945. The cemetery is bursting with graves and even the paths have been used for graves. It's well worth a... More 

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