This enormous cemetery was established in 1800 and was the burial place of many of Krakow's distinguished Jews in the 19th and early 20th centuries. His story takes a darker look with the decimation of the Jewish population between 1939 and 1945. Many of the headstones are in reality no more than memorials to entire families that were killed in the Holocaust, which now lie in overgrown clusters. The rejuvenation of Kazimierz has not fully penetrated the walls of the New Cemetery, but there are a lot of new lit candles on the gravestones. Undeniably an evocative place for a reflective walk, please cover the head at the entrance.