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Praga Cemetery

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Basic Information

Location Warsaw
Country Poland
City Warsaw

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 52.22968,21.01223


Summary

The Praga Cemetery used to serve both the Jews of the right-bank borough of Praga and poorer Jews of other boroughs of the city of Warsaw. After the Okopowa Street cemetery became overcrowded, the Praga cemetery was intended as the main Jewish cemetery. However, after the German occupation of Poland in 1939 and the start of the Holocaust, most of it was demolished and the headstones were used as street pavement. After the war the remaining tombstones were recovered from various towns in Poland and moved back to the cemetery. Currently it is inactive and serves as a monument only.


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