The largest (over 40 ha) Jewish necropolis in Poland and one the biggest in Europe was established in 1892 on the land donated to the local municipality by Izrael Poznański. The cemetery was maintained by the donations from the society of Lodz, supported by rich industrialists whose lavish tombs can be admired up to this day. We can see here the graves of Julian Tuwim’s and Artur Rubinstein’s parents as well as the monumental mausoleum devoted to the memory of Izrael Poznański.
During World War II the cemetary was used to bury the Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Up to this day, from the side of Bracka Street, there is a so-called Ghetto Field with mainly anonymous gravestones. After the war, the buildings of the synagogue and mikveh were demolished and the only object referring to the days when regular burials were organized here is the funeral house. In 2015 the cemetery was entered to the list of Historic Monuments - the most important national monuments.
The cemetery is closed on Jewish holidays. Men must not enter with bare heads.
Sunday - Thursday (except for Jewish holidays)
1 April - 1 November: from 9:00 to 17:00
On On Fridays it closes at 15:00
2 November - 31 March: from 9:00 to 15:00.
On Fridays it closes at 13:00.
Entrance from Zmienna St.
Normal ticket - PLN 10,
Discount ticket - PLN 8.