The Old Jewish necropolis

Situated by the Odra River, Wrocław is one of the oldest cities in Poland – chronicles mention it as early as in 1000. In the beginning it was a Polish town, the seat of the dukes of the Piast dynasty, then belonged to Czech, Prussia and Germany. Finally, after World War II, Wrocław returned to Poland.Multiculturalism has left a strong mark on this great city, as is evidenced by – for example – the Old Jewish Cemetery from 19th century – Cemetery Art Museum. It is worth more attention – lush graves and tombs create unique complex of tomb sculpture and landscape architecture. On the surface of 4.6 ha there are about 12 000 tombstones, a resting place for world-renowned scientists such as a historian Heinrich Graetz, a botanist Ferdinand Cohn, an ophthalmologist Hermann Cohn, a biologist Leopold Auerbach and socialist activist Ferdinand Lassalle. (More about Wroclaw in Wroclaw – Lower Silesia). The following pictures are the work of Paweł Kijak, a professional surveyor and a passionate photographer, who mostly loves photographing mountains, but from time to time goes down to the earth. (More of his works on:,

Published: October 25, 2012

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