The Jewish Cemetery in Lotnicza Street 51 in Wroclaw (another name is New Jewish Cemetery) is one of five biggest Jewish necropolis in Poland (after Łódź, Warsaw, Cracow and Białystok). It takes 11 hectares and has got amazing gravestones that are located among fallen trees and ivies. Its origin was connected with no empty space at Old Jewish Cemetery in Ślężna Street.

The fence, the gate with beautiful bases and aisles has been preserved till these days. There have been preserved either original gravestones (‘macewy’), amazing tombs and tombstones that commemorate the victims of Holocaust that don’t have their own gravestone at the Jewish Cemetery.

Jewish Cemetery photos

The special kind of gravestone instead of ‘macewa’ is ‘ohel’ – the wooden or brick bulding that is set mainly at the Tzadiks or Great Rabbis gravestones and very rarely at lay persons’. The only ‘ohel’ that is located in Lower Silesia is at the Jewish Cemetery in Lotnicza Street and it’s a true sensation on the national scale because it’s the woman’s gravestone.

The cemetery is registered in the historical record – now it is the necropolis of Jewish Community in Wroclaw.

The Cemetery is open for visitors:

1 March – 30 September  – Sunday 9.00-13.00

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 11.00-16.00

Wednesday 14.00-17.00

1 October – 28 February – Sunday  9.00-13.00

Wednesday 14.00-17.00

The entry is free.

Source: Wikipedia

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