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Sunday, November 26, 2017

New Jewish Cemetery in Lodz, Poland
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Poland Lodz Old cemetery



The Lodz New Jewish Cemetery is the largest Jewish cemetery in Poland and one of the largest in the world.

Designed by the Polish Jewish architect Adolf Zeligson (1867–1919), the cemetery was opened in 1892 as a Jewish burial site. It is estimated that there are over 160,000 graves. The cemetery covers an area of about 40 hectares (98 acres).



Many famous people are buried in the graveyard: Izrael Poznański (textile magnate; 1833 –1900), Stanisław Heyman (painter; 1843–1915), Władysław Pinkus (doctor; 1849–1929).

Also here are buried victims of one of the most tragic events in the history of the mankind - Holocaust.


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