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Address: Nabrezie arm. gen. L. Svobodu | 28, 29, 30 & 31 bus stop named Chatam Sofer. Opposite the Grand Hotel River Park, Bratislava 811 02, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 948 554 442
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A Jewish Shrine

A mausaleum of the Rabbi Moses Schreiber (1762-1839) that is Konwn as Chatam Sofer ( the famous book that he wrote) he head the "yeshiva" in Pressburg (today Bratislava) . it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Ram.dr. D
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A mausaleum of the Rabbi Moses Schreiber (1762-1839) that is Konwn as Chatam Sofer ( the famous book that he wrote) he head the "yeshiva" in Pressburg (today Bratislava) . it's just below the Hard Castle , in the 40's of the 20 century a tunnel and a roadway were build in the place of the Jewish Cemetery and Chatam... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Enormous effort was required to preserve at least part of this historic burial ground of a once important Jewish community. Both vast engineering feats and political persuasion were needed against the encroachment of a highway project and Communist disinterest.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Not exactly in the city center but worth to be visited. There is a short walking distance from SNP Bridge alonge the Danube River. Usually the Memorial is closed, there is a telephone number at the entrance and a person who is responsible comes in a very short time to open it. This is not a Museum - you will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had no idea what we were about to see. The guide, who is not Jewish, knew so much about where we were and who we were seeing. He was able to answer all our questions with out hesitations. This was absolutely the highlight our our trip to Bratislava.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This memorial is built at the place of a 17th. century Jewish cemetery. It is the burial place and memorial of Moses Sofer who was a leading orthodox rabbi in the 19th. Century. The calm of this memorial is striking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

It was a very moving experience but you MUST call the memorial's caretaker in advance. People go there to pray at the Jewish sage's grave.

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Givatayim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

First of all you have to book a visit so that the guide and caretaker will be there to open the site for you and guide you through it. The phone for the booking is actually +421-948-554442. Even if you set a time, call again as soon as you are there and say that you have arrived, He needs to... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

A must see for the Jewish people. The graves are those of famous Rabbis. The most famous is the grave of the Chatam Sofer.

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

The Chatam Sofer Memorial commemorates and is the burial place of Moses Sofer, a prominent Orthodox rabbi in the early nineteenth century who resisted the Reform movement in Judaism. ("Chatam Sofer" is his main work, meaning "Seal of the Scribe.") While much of the Jewish cemetery at this site was destroyed to create a new road, the community was able... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Very interesting monument not only from Judaism religion point of view. Strange location due to decisions about the city planning during the communist totality. Amazing architectural concept of the site.

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