Jewish cemetery in Lipsk
Jewish cemetery in Lipsk founded in late 18th century on a rectangular plan similar to a square. Located in the north-eastern part of the town, now urbanised, on a small hill. The Jewish cemetery with an outline of the borders in a form of an embankment and miserable remnants of a stone fence. Area of about 0.5 ha. Heavily damaged during WWII. Only a small percentage of stone gravestones/matzevas with legible inscriptions survived until today. Some of the preserved matzevas – about 30 – are steles with triangular or semicircular tops. Most of them are broken, knocked down, sunken into the ground; the cemetery overgrown with self-seedings. One of the preserved matzevas has a symbol of hands – with thumbs and index fingers joined together, and the remaining fingers spread in a typical blessing gesture. Such symbols can be found on the graves of a family of Jewish priests (kohens). This hand symbol does not appear in any other Jewish cemetery in the Biebrza land. The cemetery is marked with a memorial stone set on a pedestal. On the face of the stone there is a plaque with a Hebrew and Polish inscription: FOR THE JEWS FROM LIPSK – THE RESIDENTS.