Old Jewish Cemetery

Cieszyn, Poland

Land for the Old Jewish Cemetery in Cieszyn was purchased in 1647 and has since belonged to the Singer family. In 1785, the cemetery was ceased to be private property and was sold to the Jewish community in Cieszyn. The last burial at the cemetery took place in 1928. In 1986, the cemetery was added to the register of monuments. The cemetery now belongs to the Jewish Community in Bielsko-Biała.

As of 2009, the cemetery has more than 1,500 graves. The cemetery has an area of 1.9 hectares and is surrounded by a brick fence. It is claimed by local authors that the cemetery was established in the Middle Ages.



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Hażlaska 39, Cieszyn, Poland
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Founded: 1647
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Greg Leszczuk (19 days ago)
Wizyta na cmentarzu wprowadza w nastrój refleksji nad przemijaniem, kruchością życia ludzkiego i losem mniejszości żydowskiej, która kiedyś tutaj żyła. Zadumie sprzyja wypełniająca to miejsce cisza. Niestety, widoczne są ślady po libacjach alkoholowych, które się tutaj odbywają. Niemniej warto tu zajrzeć na chwilę będąc w Cieszynie.
Aleksandra Krezymon (3 months ago)
Close to the center, easy access. A charming place, full of greenery and graves. You can reflect.
Milena Orzechowska (6 months ago)
A beautiful, quiet place. Definitely worth seeing
Grazia Legierska (7 months ago)
A wonderful place, especially in the fall!
Karolina Kowalczyk (Kiczka67) (13 months ago)
Unique atmosphere. It would be useful to take care of this place more, because soon one large weed will all grow and the matzevot will be completely covered with earth (although sometimes it is better that the cemetery does not attract crowds, because then there would certainly not be much left of it).
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