The inactive Remuh Cemetery (also known as the old Jewish cemetery of Krakow) was established in 1535 beside the 16th-century Remuh Synagogue, and is the final resting place for many prominent Jews. In 1800 the cemetery was closed and a nearby New Jewish Cemetery in Krakow at 55 Miodowa Street was established.
Notable internments at the cemetery include, among others, Rabbi Moses Isserles; Mordechaj Saba (called Singer), head of the Krakow Talmudic Academy in 1572-1576; Joseph Kac, head of the same academy in 1576-1591; Jozue ben Joseph, also head of the academy; and Izaak Jakubowicz, donor of the Izaak Synagogue.
During the German occupation of Poland, the Nazis destroyed the cemetery, tearing down the walls and selling the tombstones for use as paving stones. The tombstone of Moses Isserles is one of the few that remained intact. The cemetery has undergone a series of post-war restorations.