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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Karolina Kowalczyk (Kiczka67) (6 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).
Emanuel Yuran (7 months ago)
A place of reflection
Andrzej Błoński (8 months ago)
Old, forgotten place with atmosphere.
Woy (12 months ago)
The silent sublimity of this place has been screaming for centuries - we have lived in harmony here and now we do not exist ... The moving ruins of tombstones looking through the gate at the sun setting behind the opposite hill. Memento Mori
Týnuš (2 years ago)
Wonderful quiet place with amazing atmosphere. Visited in cold winter weather
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