Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki

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Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Warszawska Street
Warszawska Street
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Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki is located in Poland
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Coordinates: 52°26′N 20°41′E / 52.433°N 20.683°E / 52.433; 20.683
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County
Gmina Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki (urban gmina)
Established before 1294
Town rights 1374
Government
 • Mayor Jacek Kowalski
Area
 • Total 30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 42,452
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05-100
Area code(s) +48 022
Car plates WND
Website http://www.nowydwormaz.pl

Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki [ˈnɔvɨ ˈdvur mazɔˈvʲɛt͡skʲi] ( ) is a town in central Poland with ca. 42500 inhabitants (2008). It is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999); previously, it was in Warszawa Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is the capital of Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County.

One of its districts is Modlin, created from incorporating the former village of Modlin into the growing town.

Holocaust survivor Yehudis Pshenitse has recounted the efforts of a parish priest from Nowy Dwór to save her life after the murder of more than 2000 Jews in Rembertów ghetto in August 1942. Hiding her in his cellar, he gave her false papers identifying her as a Christian. Betrayed to the German occupying forces, the priest was tortured. He was released, but mortally wounded. Pshenitse described how he blessed her before dying: 'Once again, he asked [his housekeeper] that I be hidden in a safe place, and then he died'. The housekeeper took her to Modlin, where she was able to survive, living 'by her own wits, posing as a Christian child'.[1]

The Israeli city of Holon has a Nowy Dwór Street (רחוב נובידבור). The name was given at the request of survivors of the Nowy Dwór Jewish community, who arrived in Holon after 1945.

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  1. ^ 'Wanderings of a Child' in Pinkas Novy-Dvor (the Nowy Dwór Memorial Book). Quoted in Kugelmass, Jack and Jonathan Boyarin (1983) (translator and editors) From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Book of Polish Jewry. New York: Schocken Books, 177 - 8

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Coordinates: 52°26′N 20°43′E / 52.433°N 20.717°E / 52.433; 20.717