Evangelical-Augsburg Cemetery, Warsaw

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Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession in Warsaw
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The cemetery chapel
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Established1792
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Country Poland
TypeProtestant cemetery
No. of interments100,000 + people

(Polish : Cmentarz ewangelicko-augsburski w Warszawie), The Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession in Warsaw is a historic Lutheran Protestant cemetery located in the Wola district, western part of Warsaw, Poland.

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The Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession was consecrated on 2 May 1792, designed by the architect Szymon Bogumił Zug. More than 100,000 people have been buried at the cemetery since its opening in 1792. During the Kościuszko Uprising of 1794 and during World War II, intense fighting took place at the cemetery. Worth seeing is the neoclassical Halpert family chapel (1835), which serves the Lutheran community. The chapel was rebuilt in 1975, however, many tombstones are still destroyed or in poor condition. As in the Roman Catholic Powązki Cemetery, a committee for the restoration of the cemetery has been set up, and collects money on All Saint's Day for the treasures of the burial ground to be returned to their former glory.

Selected notable burials

A few of the notable people buried here:

Coordinates: 52°14′29″N20°58′16″E / 52.24139°N 20.97111°E / 52.24139; 20.97111

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