Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland is working to raise funds for the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Nowogród. We are proud to have dedicated a new informational signboard there in April, 2022.
The Jewish cemetery in Nowogród is completely overgrown with trees and shrubs. It is situated in the middle of farmlands, and its rustic headstones, often found in rural areas, are in various states of disrepair.
Eighteen or so headstones are currently visible. An unknown number remain hidden under a thick layer of matted and decomposed vegetation that has accumulated since the German army occupied and largely destroyed Nowogród.
Several organizations and individuals have expressed their support for the restoration project, including the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODŻ) and the chief rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich.
FODŻ is handling preparatory administrative matters, such as obtaining legal permits, but funds are needed for the restoration work itself.
Our current fundraising goal of $60,000 will cover:
Determining the precise boundaries of the cemetery
Creating a memorial.
Fencing the perimeter
Clearing the vegetation
Cleaning the headstones, transcribing the inscriptions and creating an index
Holding a rededication ceremony involving rabbinic authorities, descendants, town officials, the local Catholic church and schools
Your donation will help preserve this otherwise neglected cemetery and honor the memory of those who are buried there.
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Click here to see the vital data found on the extant tombstones at the Nowogród cemetery.