Wailing Wall in Kazimierz

"Jewish Wailing Wall" made from gravestones desecrated by Nazis

According to my 1998 tour guide, the cemetery adjacent to the Remu'h Synagogue was desecrated by German soldiers who used the grave stones for target practice. The broken pieces of the stones were put into a memorial wall, which the guide said is called the Jewish Wailing Wall. The outside of the wall is shown in the photo above. Behind the wall is the cemetery.

The three photos below, taken in October 2005, show the Wailing Wall, on the inside of the cemetery; it was constructed from fragments of grave stones.

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