This Wola District Jewish Cemetery was established in 1806 beyond the city trenches (okopy), their course marked by today’s Okopowa Street. The cemetery occupies an area of 33.4 ha. It is the resting place of over 200,000 persons: spiritual leaders, political activists, creators of Jewish culture; eminent contributors to Polish cultural, economic and social life, thousands of nameless victims of the ghetto; many generations of Jews Varsovians.
The Jewish Religious Community of Warsaw is its sole owner. The Okopowa Street Cemetery remains Warsaw’s only active Jewish cemetery; burials are still conducted there. It is a place of reverence and reverie bound by laws applicable in perpetuity. Its land and burials are inviolable, while the men entering it are required to cover their heads.
This Jewish cemetery is also a unique landmark of Warsaw visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year. It was listed in the register of historical buildings and monuments in the year 1973 and remains under the protection of the Office of Historic Preservation of the Capital City of Warsaw.
Database with information obtained from the gravestons from Okopowa cemetery: http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/list/c_1
Address: 49/51 Okopowa Street, 01-043 Warsaw
T:(+48) 504 905 464, T/Fax: (+48) (22) 838 26 22
Sundays to Thursday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Fridays: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Admission charge: 10 PLN
The cemetery is closed on the Jewish and Polish holidays.