Alternate names: Łęczyca [Pol], Lintshits, לינטשיץ [Yid], Lenchitsa, Ленчица [Rus], Lancicia [Lat], Lenczyca [Ger], Lentschütz [Ger, 1939-45], Linchits, Lechicha, Lenczyk, Lecycza, Lenchitsha, Lentshits, Lintchitz, Lunchich, Luntzitz, Luntschitz, Lentschitza. 52°04' N, 19°13' E, 24 miles NNW of Łódź, 39 miles SSW of Płock, 53 miles ENE of Kalisz. 1900 Jewish population: 3,444. Yizkor: Sefer Linshits (Tel Aviv, 1953). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), V, pp. 649-652: "Łęczyca". The Royal Town of Łęczyca (Polish: Królewskie Miasto Łęczyca) had 16,594 inhabitants in 2004. In Łódź Voivodeship, this is the seat of the Łęczyca powiat. Jews began to settle in 1479. The 14.72 ha ul. Bardowskiego Jewish cemetery was established probably in second half of 15th century. 1921 Jewish population: 4051. The last registered burial took place in 1939. The area was built over with housing. [June 2009]
US Commission No. POCE000622
Leczyca is located in Plock at 18º 10 52º 03, 47 km from Lodz and 63 km from Plock. Cemetery location: ul. Dzierzynskiego. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.
Pawel Fijalkowski, 96-500 Sochaczew, ul. Ziemowita 11, tel. 227-91 visited site July 1991 and completed survey 21 Nov 1991. He used his own photo-archives. No interviews.
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