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The New Jewish Cemetery in Krakow

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The New Jewish Cemetery in Krakow

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Location Miodowa, Krakow, Poland
Country Poland
City Krakow

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Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.jewishkrakow.net/en/see/new-jewish-cemetery/
Geographical Coordinates 50.05314,19.94622

Summary

The New Jewish Cemetery in Kraków, Poland, was established in 1800 and covers an area of about 4.5 hectares (11 acres). It is located in the historic Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz. It is a registered heritage monument along with historic mortuary. Many of the tombstones present in the cemetery are memorials to entire families that were killed in the Holocaust, which now lie in overgrown clusters. The New Jewish Cemetery is a burial site for many of Kraków's distinguished Jews in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It tells the story of the devastation of the Jewish population between 1939 and 1945.

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Poland

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Krakow


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