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Save the Old Cementery in Nowy Sącz

The Foundation “Nowe Kierunki” has started fundraising for the renovation of tombstones located in the Old Cemetery in Nowy Sącz.

The Cemetery was established in the end of 18th century – according to a new public law – outside the town. During 100 years it served as a burial place for many people of Nowy Sącz, ordinary and honored citizens, Catholics and Protestants buried next to each other (Jewish cemetery was established separately). It had a beautiful linden alley and lemon and orange trees! Now it lies close to the city center and its area has decreased significantly because there was a need for a new road and some new public buildings. What is left requires immediate renovation.

We ask you to help to preserve tombstones and memory of those who have gone. You may join by giving a donation via our PayPal (“How to help” button) or directly on the website where the fundraising is held: https://zrzutka.pl/akjtvw

See some photos of the Old Cementery here: https://ocalmystarycmentarz.pl

Thank you! We keep our fingers crossed for the Foundation “Nowe Kierunki”!

The exhibition of pictures by Bolesław Barbacki – online tour

Dear Visitors! Museum Okręgowe in Nowy Sącz has prepared a short film available online showing the exhibition of pictures by Bolesław Barbacki – great Polish portrait painter. Barbacki was born in Nowy Sącz, where he lived and worked, until he was killed by Nazis in Biegonice in 1941. Now Nowy Sącz has not forogtten its great compatriot. Watch and admire the gallery of his works:

“The Polish Portrait” – now online

Make yourself a cup of hot tea or coffee and prepare for over an hour-long, fascinating story about Bolesław Barbacki, a great Polish portrait painter, told by… himself! The film, production of Nomina Rosae Foundation from Nowy Sącz (with our small participation ;)), is now available online for free! Do not forget to turn on english subtitles (you can do it in Settings). Have a good time with Bolesław Barbacki, getting to know about his great talent and accomplishments, against the background of Poland in the first half of XIX century.

Upcoming premiere of the film “The Portrait of a Pole”

We are happy to inform that on 21 August in MCK “Sokół” in Nowy Sącz a premiere of the film “The Portrait of a Pole” (“Portret Polaka”) is planned. It is a documentary with story plots about Boleslaw Barbacki, famous portrait painter of the interwar period, teacher, community activist, who studied in Cracow, travelled to Italy and Paris, but loved his home town Nowy Sącz, where he spent most of his life. The Foundation Nomina Rosae who is the producer of the film wants to honour the 78 anniversary of death of Bolesław Barbacki, who with others political prisoners, was killed by the Nazis during the II World War on 21 August 1941 in Biegonice near Nowy Sącz. At noon, before the film premiere, at the war victims cementary in Biegonice, Nomina Rosae organizes an event to light the candles at the memorial of the II World War victims who were killed there.