New Jewish Cemetery in Lodz, Poland

Nowy cmentarz żydowski

The New Jewish Cemetery (Polish: Nowy cmentarz żydowski) is a cemetery, created in 1892 as the second necropolis for Jews in Lodz, Poland.




Five interesting facts about the cemetery:

  • It is the largest Jewish Cemetery in Europe.
  • It contains more than 180 000 graves and 65 000 tombstones, ohels and mausoleums.
  • Between 1940 and 1944, approximately 43 000 burials took place in the spare part of the cemetery that became known as the Ghetto Field.
  • Today the cemetery has an area of 39,6 hectare.
  • The mausoleum of Leonia and Izrael Poznański, erected in 1903-1905, is the largest Jewish tombstone in the world and the only one containing decorative mosaic.


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Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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The grave of industrialist Szymon Cytryn, who dead of starvation in the ghetto, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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The mausoleum of Izrael Poznanski (1883-1900), one of the wealthiest industrialists in Lodz, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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The mausoleum of Leonia and Izrael Poznanski, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

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Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

Jewish Cemetery
Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz

Jewish Cemetery
Tombstones and graves, the New Jewish Cemetery, Lodz


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Find more information about opening times and ticket prices for visiting the New Jewish Cemetery on the official website: http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org

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