Łódz Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Poland

The Łódź Jewish Cemetery, which covers over 40 hectares / 100 acres, is the largest Jewish Necropolis in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Many of the graves in the cemetery are high-quality examples of stonework and blacksmithing. This well-known tourist attraction reflects the past multiculturalism of the city. 

Poland's city of Łódź (Lodz) lies about 118 kilometers / 74 miles southwest of Warsaw. Łódź's Jews were the second-largest Jewish community in prewar Poland, behind the country's capital. The mainstay of the city's industry was textile factories owned by wealthy Jewish families.

Founded in the 19th century with the help of moneyed industrialists and donations from the city community, the Łódź Jewish Cemetery is the final resting place for approximately 160,000 people, according to JewishLodzCemetery.

Its territory is shaped like an elongated irregular polygon and divided into two parts: the eastern part, which includes the main gates and buildings, and the western, which contains the burial ground. There are also sections for men and women, a cholera section, a children's field, and a ghetto field in the cemetery.

The Łódź Jewish Cemetery is home to the remains of many people who contributed to the history and development of the city, including rabbis, entrepreneurs, physicians, politicians, and public figures. Dr. Seweryn Sterling, painters Perec Willenberg, and Stanisław Heyman, Bund activist Izrael Lichtenstein, textile magnate Izrael Poznaski, and his wife, factory owner Arnold Stiller, parents of poet Julian Tuwim and classical pianist Artur Rubinstein, and others are among them.

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Łódź Map

A Bit of History

At the end of the 19th century, there were not enough burial places in the Jewish cemetery on Bracka Street, located west of the Old Town (now defunct). It inspired the establishment of the new cemetery on Zmienna Street. 

1892 saw the creation of a new cemetery on the territory of the then city of Balut, outside the city limits. Burying took place there for the first time in 1893.

Built from gray granite in 1902, the monumental mausoleum of Israel Poznański, one of the three "kings of cotton" in Łódź, especially stands out in the cemetery. In all of the world's Jewish cemeteries, this is the largest mausoleum.

The Łódź Jewish Cemetery has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2015.

Łódź Jewish Cemetery in Pictures

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

Jewish History Poland

How to Get to the Łódź Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery, surrounded by a brick wall, is on Bracka Street, with the entrance on Zmienna Street, in the city's northeastern part.

Address: Bracka 40, 91-717 Łódź
Website: JewishLodzCemetery

Public Transportation

Bus (lines 51A, 53A, 53D, 57, 58A, 58B, 60A, 60C, 64A, 64B, 70, 81, Z6): Wojska Polskiego/Palki
Train (line LKA): Łódź Marysin

By Car

There is limited parking near the entrance.

DiscoverCars.com – a leader in online car rental reservations – is the best site to book a car in Łódź. They compare car rental deals from many companies so you can choose what works best for you. 

By Bike

Łódz Public Bike is now accessible if you require a bicycle in the city. Create an account on either the website or the Freebike 2.0 app, and then go for a ride.

Łódź Jewish Cemetery Opening Hours & Ticket Prices

From April 1 to November 1: 9 am to 5 pm.
From November 2 to March 31: 9 am to 3 pm.

Sunday–Friday
(except Jewish holidays)
Every Friday until 3 pm.

Regular tickets are PLN 10 per person, while reduced tickets are PLN 8 per person.

Where to Stay in Łódź

Over 300 homes, apartments, and other unique places to stay in Łódź are available for booking on Booking.com.

Booking.com

According to this online travel agency for lodging reservations, some of the most popular hotels in Poland's second-largest city include Holiday Inn Łódź, PURO Łódź Centrum, and Vienna House Andel's Lodz.



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