One of the biggest Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.
For centuries, Brody was one of the most historically significant centers of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In the early 19th century, Jews comprised almost 90% of the population.
A crossroads and a Jewish trade center in the nineteenth century, the city is considered to be one of the shtetls (a small town with a large Jewish population in Central and Eastern Europe).
During the WW II almost all the Jewish inhabitants of the city were put into Ghettos only to be murdered or deported to death camps. Of the 10 000 Jews living in Brody prior to WW II, only 88 people survived.
On the Jewish cemetery almost 5,000 inscribed and decorated gravestones have survived, dating from about 1834 to 1939, many of them six feet tall.
They stand close to one another in hundreds of rows and the view is incredible.