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Canadian is looking for directions

I plan to travel to Poland with my 81 year old grandmother.
My grandfather died in Poland in 1945. The place is called Novomisze (or Novymisze, not sure). The old german name is Noedorf.
It should be somewhere near Glubezyce in Opolskie.
We couldn't find it on the map and hope somebody helps us with the directions.

Re: Canadian is looking for directions


I looked on a 1 300 000 map and there's a tiny place called Nowa Wies just south of Gluczyce. Nothing else looks anything like your spelling. In Polish v would be w.

Re: Canadian is looking for directions

Thank you, Jed, a lot. I think this is the place. I am just very afraid to make a mistake and bring my grandmother to the wrong spot.
Is there any way to check old german names in mordern Poland?

Re: Canadian is looking for directions

A lot of the Polish names for originally german places are online. But yours doesn't seem to be. Probably it's very small.

Try and get hold of an old German map of the area and then you can compare locations with a modern Polish map.

Re: German names

German / Polish names:

Glubczyce = Leobschuetz
Neudorf = Nowa Wies
Oppeln = Opole

Re: Canadian is looking for directions

Thank you everybody.
I am sure about the place now.
And I also found the old German map too.