Warsaw Journals

Time to visit Warsaw's dead

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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: A visit to two cemeteries close to my home in Warsaw. Featuring highlights of each cemetery.

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski

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Attraction | "A shocking monument dedicated to the children of the holocaust"

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The monument dedicated to the Children of the Holocaust is just behind the Janusz Korczak Monument also set in a small park area with benches and trees.This monument was much more disturbing although the subject matter is similar. It is dedicated to the children who were victims of the holocaust and was donated by a man called Jack Eisner. He had a very large family who were killed by the Nazis. From a distance it looks like a bit of broken wall - that's what it is supposed to look like, it represents the ruined Ghetto Wall. A path leads to the wall which has been tiled in a way that it resembles a Menorah, a symbol of Judaism, a long, tall, seven branched lampstand. At the foot of the rui...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 26, 2012

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski
Ul. Okopowa 49/51
Warsaw, Poland 01-043
+48 22 838 2622

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski

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Attraction | "Janusz and his troop of children"

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Janusz Korczak was a Polish pediatrician and children's writer. He was a wonderful man who spent his entire life devoted to the Jewish children of Warsaw. He wrote many stories using the pen name of Henry Goldszmit and beleived in trying to give every child a solid grounding in education as well as making them believe in themselves as individuals. He set up his own orphanage on Krochmalna Street with his female assistant, Stefania Wilczynska. Together they worked side by side at the orphanage, taking time out once every year to visit Palestine. Eventually Stefania moved there to live but Janusz refused to go as he wanted to carry on his work in Warsaw. The orphangae he created was very unusual, the ch...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 26, 2012

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski
Ul. Okopowa 49/51
Warsaw, Poland 01-043
+48 22 838 2622

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski

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Attraction | "The Forgotten Cemetery"

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski) on Okopowa Street should be on everyone's itinerary when they visit Warsaw. I am quite cross with myself because it has taken me five years to actually go and visit the cemetery. There are so many things to see and do in Warsaw that I keep missing this attraction and move on to something else. Last weekend I made up my mind I was going to take a walk on a crisp, sunny Sunday to take some pictures of the cemetery and to see just what was behind that metal door. Okopowa is a very long street that will lead you to Arkadia Shopping Centre eventually. If you don't know the address of the cemetery you can easily miss it as it is surrounded by a brick wall ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2012

Jewish Cemetery/Cmentarz Zydowski
Ul. Okopowa 49/51
Warsaw, Poland 01-043
+48 22 838 2622

Kaplica Halpertow/Halperts' Chapel

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Attraction | "The tall white chapel on Mlynarska Street"

Kaplica Halpertow/Halperts' Chapel Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The white Lutheran Chapel (Kaplica Halpertów) on Młynarska Street was built in 1835. The building has just been recently renovated and for many months was covered and had scaffolding surrounding it. The chapel is a short walk away from my flat and every day I can hear the bells chime at midday. It isn’t often you see the huge steel gates open, only when a service is being held or a funeral is taking place.The chapel was founded by the Halpertów family who used the chapel along with other Lutheran followers, regularly. The family came from a banking background and also had connections in the tobacco industry. This isn’t the original design as it stands now as the chapel was reb...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2012

Kaplica Halpertow/Halperts' Chapel
Młynarska 54/56/58
Warsaw, Poland

Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery

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Attraction | "A design for the after life"

Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery ( Cmentarz ewangelicko-augsburski) is somewhere I have wanted to visit ever since I moved to Warsaw. I can see the walls of the cemetery from my bedroom. At the moment the scene is a very pretty one as all the tall trees planted in the cemetery have not lost all of their leaves. The view looks like a sea of russet clouds filled with flashes of orange, amber and gold. The cemetery was designed by Szymon Bogumil Zug and opened in May 1972. I am familiar with the initials SB Zug and know of the name as he was the architect responsible for many wonderful buildings in Warsaw like the Holy Trinity Church which is close to the National Ethnographic Museum, the palac...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2012

Augsburg Lutheran Cemetery
ul. Mlynarska 54/56/58
Warsaw, Central Poland 00-246
4822 88-70-204