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Alternate names: Lipno [Pol], Lepna, ליפנו [Yid], Leipe [Ger, 1941-45], Lipna, Lipne. Липно [Rus]. 52°50' N, 19°12' E, 29 miles NW of Płock (Plotsk), 85 miles WNW of Warszawa (Warsaw). 1900 Jewish population: 2,079. Yizkors: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 4: Warsaw and its region (Jerusalem, 1989); Sefer Lipno. Skepe, Lubicz ve-ha-sevivah (Tel Aviv, 1988); and Zeichreines vegn Lipne (, ). Lipno is a town in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship about 40 km (25 mi) SE of Toruń  and the administrative seat of Lipno County and of Gmina Lipno. Its population was 14,834 in 2006, but the village had a population of 290. This is the birthplace of actress Theda Bera. We Remember Jewish Lipno. [June 2009]

The Jewish cemetery in Lipno is located at ul. Sierakowskiego. The first known mention of the cemetery was in 1736 that the cemetery was always in that same place. The Documentation Department of Historical Monuments in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw held an 1830 map that marked two Jewish cemeteries. The first of these referenced on the map as "dawniejszy" was located at ul. Ceres, the current ul. Sierakowski and known. On the southwest of the map is "Jewish children taken to the cemetery, a, b, c, d, and ... land including the road leading to this cemetery." That is unknown but may have been contemplated at the time. The size of the ulica Sierakowskiego cemetery probably was expanded over time. The Nazis destroyed the cemetery in 1939 by dismantling the fence and using the memorial monuments for pavements. In the first years after liberation, the cemetery was a pasture. Older residents recall human bones found after the war. In 1953 the Bureau of the National Council of the City in Lipno took the cemetery for construction of the District Animal facility without appropriate legal procedures. two years later, in a confidential letter to the Department of Religious Affairs in Bydgoszcz, local authorities requested the formal closure of the cemetery. At present, in the cemetery is a veterinary facility, a house, and a car park. Photos. Jewish history and pictures.  [May 2009]

In Wloclawek.

BOOK: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. p. 76

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