• Lipcani (Russian: Липканы, Yiddish: Lipkon) is a small town in Moldova in the Bessarabia region, located on the banks of the Prut river, which forms the border with Romania. The border with Ukraine is only a few kilometers to the north. Lipcani is about 40 km from the city of Khotyn. The town is crossed by small river called Medvedca. Alternate names: Lipcan, Lipcany, Lipkan, Lipkani, Lipchen, Lipcheny, Lipcheni, Lipcani Targ, Lipceni, Lipchany, Lypchany, Lipchani, Lipkamya, Lepkan, Lepkany, Lepkani, Lepcan, Lepcany, Lepcani, Linkani, Liptchani, Lipkane, Lipkon and Lipcon. Yizkor. [March 2009]
    • Cemetery: Located on flat land, a broken masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the 10.000 sq. m.cemetery. 1.000 gravestones are visible with the oldest dating from the 19th century. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces,other metallic elements,portraits on stones,and metal fences around graves Vandalism was occasional between 1990 and 2004. Contacts: Roinshtein M. (+373-247)61764 and Hilis L. (+373-248)61346. Photos. [March 2009]
    • Lipcani cemetery was destroyed by fire this week. March 20, 2014 in Lipcani, Briceni district, fire almost completely destroyed the Jewish cemetery: "... eyewitnesses say that the fire occurred after a few drunken men set fire to dry grass. Law enforcement officials warn that those who set fire to dry grass or leaves, faces a fine of up to 3,000 lei for environmental damage. However, according to the emergency services, in Brichany in 2014 while no one was fined for this article." Yefim Kogan, Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator  [Mar 2014]

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