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Jewish Families from Lipany, Slovakia

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families form the town of Lipany, Slovakia.

Héthárs, Hungary ~

(also known as ~ Siebenlinden, Lipjany, Lipiany, Septem Tiliis)

Jews first arrived in Lipany in the early 18th century. By 1848, 130 Jews lived in the town and, in 1859, the community built its first synagogue. In the early 20th century, a Beit Midrash and a Talmud Torah were established. After World War I, Zionist activities and organizations began to thrive in the town. In 1929, a new, larger synagogue was consecrated. In March 1942, nearly 400 Jews from Lipany were transported to various Polish ghettos and concentration camps. There exists a cemetery from the 19th-20th century, incorporating 100-500 tombstones.