myschkin: . . .
As usual, no responsibility is taken for the correctness of the details provided:
a. http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/komple... shows two counties ... Mieczyslaw wasn't born in neither of them, but ...
b. the southern county in the west is bordered by "Walbrzych" - in which we find a town called <Nowe Siodlo> ~ <Neue Siedlung> ~ <Neudorf> ! in German.
c. e.g. on a postcard 1906 is written "Neudorf", see http://wroclaw.hydral.com.pl/206110...
d. <naj> to me derivates* from this <nowe>/ <neu> and seems to be the older Silesian (?) appellation ... right, I have no idea if <dorf> ~ <siodlo> ~ <village> has such an equivalent in Silesian, too.
e. <naj> has also other meanings in Yiddish: http://www.myetymology.com/yiddish/...
which is another tough nut - <Nussdorf> ?!
f. honestly it is all just a wild guess, based on associations rather than knowledge [nobody would have noticed lol] :S
is it possible to write something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L_with... somehow? Several times I replaced with it with a simple l ... sorry for that.
* I doubt he was ever called <Neudorf> in particular