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There are 10 comments on Saving an Ancestral Cemetery

  1. Good for you, Mr. Wluka! What a lovely gift not only to your family but, to all those affected. Actually, it is a lovely gift to humanity. Your father would be so very proud.

  2. Thank you all for your kind words. The project continues as you can see on our website. Most recently we have been afforded access to ground-piercing radar to search for more headstones. We of course need to raise funds to pay for the excavation, road repair and the creation of a second wall. Not being used to it, I am overwhelmed at all that fundraising involves. Please spread the word about the project.

  3. The matzevot (headstones) of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki – an important memorial for generations to come. Thank you for your important work.

    No More Antisemitism, No More Fascism!

    Edward von Roy


    ― żeby tworzyć przyszłość należy pamiętać o przeszłości

    ― to create the future, remember the past

  4. I am the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants from Novy Dvor. I believe my great grandparents and some of their children were buried there. I am also a graduate of Boston University ‘76.

  5. My Father Mojsze came from this city,Nowy Dwor, according to his Petition for Naturalization,along with his Sister Taube .

    The Naturalization shows that my Grandfather Szmul located in Brooklyn,NY, had a Brother in Law by the name of Chajem Josel, from Siedlec Poland.

    My Father told me many years ago that his Mother named Ida had passed on in Poland. If almost all the gravestones were demolished/destroyed it appears that I may never know for sure.

    1. Hello Ruth Siegel, my grandfather Drozdowicz Herz-Ber die in 1935 – he was born in Novy dvor- Ida she was his daughter also Rucla and Josef- thank you

  6. Thank you for this wonderful article. My mother escaped Hitler’s holocaust. My mother, Rose Vinitsky, her sister Sonia, and their mother Dora emigrated to the U.S. I guess their names would have been Rashke, Sunya and Dvorah. They joined my grandfather who was already a U.S. citizen. They had a huge family and only six survived the horror. My mom would have loved to read this article and been saddened by the horror and happy with the fact that they are being remembered.

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