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The New Jewish Cemetery at Hażlaska Street in Cieszyn


At Hażlaska Street in Cieszyn, there are two Jewish cemeteries: the old and the new one. Those keen on the history of Jews are especially interested in the first one, which is considered one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries on Polish soil. Here, we can find the tombstone from 1686. The so-called New Cemetery is located near the old graveyard. It was established in the early twentieth century. The last burial took place here in 1961.

Location
street Hażlaska 4
43-300 Cieszyn
Cieszyn
Beskids & Cieszyn Silesia
in the city/town
General Information
: historic cemeteries
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year
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We invite you to an audio tour of the centre of Cieszyn!
Zveme Vás na prohlídku s audioprůvodcem po centru Těšína!
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po wzgórzu zamkowym w Cieszynie!
Zapraszamy na przygotowaną specjalnie dla dzieci audiowycieczkę po centrum Cieszyna!
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