Our Traditional 9th Reunion Will Take Place 

on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Key Events:

Memorial Ceremony at the Jewish Cemetery

&

Nowy Dwor High School Essay Competition

Please Join Us

 

Dear Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki Descendents, Friends and Family,

 

On behalf of Nowy Dwor Jewish Memorial, we are happy to announce the 2019 reunion and related events.  Our reunions that started in 2011 reaffirm our collective commitment to remember our families and for one day unite to celebrate the pre-war magnificent Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki Jewish community.

This year’s reunion is especially significant for a number of reasons.  

During the last few months, through Mr. Grzybowski’s initiative and efforts, and with the support of Mayor Kowalski and local military authorities, a significant number of additional Matzevot, buried under the streets of Nowy Dwor were excavated!  As a result, a second memorial wall is being constructed next to the 2011 original memorial wall and will be inaugurated on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  The two Matzevot memorial walls on one side of the plaza, and the family memorial stones in honor of family members who perished in the Holocaust located on the opposite side of the plaza, create a magnificent and moving display in honor of pre-war Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki Jewish residents.  

This year’s high school essay competition is especially significant in light of recent events and 100-year anniversary of Polish independence established by General and statesman Józef Pilsudski in 1918.  The essay competition on the subject of tolerance and dialog is an important tradition and an integral part of our reunions.  As in prior years the essay competition is spearheaded by Mrs. Beata Kisiel and Mayor Kowalski.  We are honored and delighted to have at this year’s essay competition the attendance of our two dear sponsors, Mrs. Ingrid Lee and Mr. John Kerr! 

 

The Preliminary Program 

 

The reunion-related events will take place on June 5, 6, and 7.

June 5 – A special tour of Jewish Warsaw’s less known sites, including the Praga district.  This bus tour will take most of the day, depending on how many people join us.

June 6

  • Ceremony at the Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki Jewish cemetery at 12:00pm
  • High school essay competition and cultural evening at 16:00
  • Dinner at 19:00

June 7 – A tour of Nowy Dwor at 9:30AM

 

Logistics

 

If you are interested in the Warsaw tour on June 5, please arrive on June 4.

As in past years, we have reserved a discounted block of rooms at the Nowy Dwor Mazovia hotel.  If you need transportation from either Chopin Airport or Warsaw to Nowy Dwor, we have also arranged discounted taxi rides.  To make a hotel or taxi reservation, or for other assistance or question(s), please contact me.

Tsvika Plachinski is coordinating and will provide assistance to all the Israeli Nowy Dwor descendents who plan to attend.

Finally, a fund raising effort to support the construction of the second memorial wall and expansion of the cemetery memorial site has been initiated by David Wluka.  We look forward to your generous donation which you can make via PayPal on our website  www.nowydworjewishmemorial.org

 

Please forward this email to your Nowy Dwor friends and family.  We very much look forward to seeing you in June.

With warmest regards on behalf of Nowy Dwor Jewish Memorial,

Ze’ev

 


 




 

  

Nowy Dwor Jewish Memorial website
is dedicated to the memory of
the Jewish community 
who lived in Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki 
from the late 17th century through 1942 
and to those who perished in the Holocaust. 

 

 


 

  

The gallery of 8th REUNION
Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki 
July 4-6, 2018 

Please watch the movie of Mr. Icek Wluka
and his son David visiting
the Auschwitz-Birneknau concentration camp.