They visited the cemetery on June 7, unearthed numerous gravestones and added the names to their lists.
The Jewish community and cemetery date from the 17th century. During the Holocaust, Jewish gravestones (matzevot) were removed and used in road construction and other works, squatters had set up homes in the cemetery amid graves that had been opened and desecrated.
The men excavated the following matzevot (Jewish gravestones). Abraham Schul, who was born and lived in the town corrected the original list of names, copied below. I also discovered a few more corrections:
Gitel SEGALOWICZThere are a few additional stones (1880s-1930s), but the names are illegible.
Sara Mindel Etke SEGAL
Etke Lea RACHIMOWSKI
Szmuel Itzchak PERELMUTER
Szmuel Baruch WAINSZTOK
Hana Lea GERSZWANE
Hana Zelda ACKERMAN
Abraham Baruch BERNSZTEJN
Fajga Rivka KRONENBERG
Miriam Gitel KARCOWICZ
Hana Edel MAGID
Itzchak Baruch GRYNER
Hersz BRONSZTEJN or BORNSZTEJN
Miriam Yente SZKLANKA
Ruchama Rachel DOMB
Alan Knecht has posted pictures of some of these on the project's Facebook page (Nowy Dwor Jewish Cemetery Memorial), and has added additional information wherever possible. More will soon be posted.
Readers are invited to look at the images and see if they can add more information or make corrections to the transliterations.
There's another photo that the group is wondering about. Here it is:
Do you know any of the people in the image? If so, let the project know.
The project is dedicated to the desire to make sure that the Jewish cemetery in Nowy Dwor is secured and that the descendants of the Jewish community have a place at which to gather, remember and mourn.
The group's major accomplishment has been the start of the fence construction around the cemetery. They have raised $40,000 - with $10,000 from the Chief Rabbi of Warsaw.
Better news is that the city undertook - on its own - to dig up more stones while Ze'ev was there, which permitted more images to be photographed.
For more information, see the Nowy Dwor Jewish Memorial, where you can see a current list of names, a photo gallery, contact information and more.