Many people have contributed varying amounts of time, work, information or hints to this project and so became part of our virtual team.
To be mentioned here:
Maciek Barciński who initiated this project by sending pictures of a cemetery I had no idea still existed.
He found and photographed cemeteries that existed till then only as a vague hint in literature or as a spot on an old map. He found more cemeteries by talking to the people in the villages and by checking Polish internet pages.
His success with the first cemeteries made me confident that this method would also work to cover many more cemeteries.
Maciek Barciński (left) and Mr. Bolczach (right) - Photo by: Jutta Dennerlein, 2005
Michał Jastrzębski and Artur Witkowski who created the "Cmentarze" document which made me aware of the fact that the cemeteries lost a lot of their substance during the last 10 years.
Jürgen Bomert who provided me with a large number of very detailed maps of a time when most of the cemeteries were still in use.
Annegret Krause and her husband Johannes Vogt-Krause, who had started to take pictures of the cemeteries and to describe them long before the idea of this project had emerged.
They provided this project with pictures they took in 2002.
During another visit to Poland in October 2005 the well-established team continued the systematic research of the cemeteries.
Annegret Krause taking notes of an inscription - Photo by: Johannes Vogt-Krause, 2005
Maciej Jaworski who is working on a documentation of the Gostynin church and cemetery. He gave me free disposal of his photos to use for the website.
Hanna Witt-Pasztowa, chair-woman of the Płock Lutheran parish council who arranged a lot of very interesting contacts for me and also accompanied me to six of the sites.
In 2003 she had given me access to the 1987 documentation of the Płock cemetery which had ever since called for publication.
Witold Paszta who provided the pictures of the Podolszyce cemetery before it had been removed to Płock.
Hanna Witt-Pasztowa (right) in dialog with the nun of the Nieszawa church - Photo by: Jutta Dennerlein, 2005
My special thanks also go to:
Col. Eugeniusz Sobczyński Chief of the Military Geography Division of J2 Polish Armed Forces General Staff, who allowed us to publish Polish scale 1:100.000 maps.
Pastor Roman Pracki of the Lutheran parish in Płock, who authorized the use of the existing documentation materials of the Płock cemetery on this website.
Mariusz Wojtylak of the Płock Archives who pointed me to the works of Wojciech Marchlewski and provided me with lots of material.
Paweł Kowalski who showed me the way to the Bielino cemetery during a thunderstorm.
The woman of Nowe Wymyśle. She opened the gate of her front yard to let me park inside just in time before I had the chance to dig my car in the groundless sands of the Vistula valley.
The children of Makowisko who patiently explained to me the way to the cemetery again and again and did not forget to check on me when I did not return for an hour.
The woman in Miszory who left her urgent farm work to guide me to the cemetery in the woods behind her house.
The man from Świniary who declared himself to be my (unwanted) guide to the cemetery. He patiently kept this role even when my documentation work made this one a really long "tour". He finally even scrubbed the gravestones for me.
So I did not really mind when he decided for himself to switch the promised "piwo" to a bottle of "wino". May his liver forgive me!
Help with the cemetery of Świniary - Photo by: Jutta Dennerlein, 2005