Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Lipsko, Poland - Original Linocut Lipsko, Poland - With Background

Yiddish name: Lipsk

Lipsko belonged to the Krepski, Deenhoff, Sanguszek and Kochanowski families. In 1662, the poll tax was paid by 497 Christians and 22 Jews. The existence of a small Jewish settlement was registered in 1765 and a wooden synagogue was built the same year. Since the reign of King Stanislaw August, (the last King and Grand Duke of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1764-1795), the town could organize ten fairs and a weekly market on Saturday. The local population derived its income from agriculture, alcohol distillation and its sale. After the Partitions of Poland, the town stagnated, with the population not more than 100. In 1868, as a punishment for participation of residents in the January Uprising, the Russians took away Lipsko's town rights, turning it into a village. This prohibited townspeople from holding fairs, which decreased everyone’s income.   During World War Two, German occupiers committed mass murders—on September 8, 1939, they burned alive 60 local Jews in the synagogue.

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Original linocut prints are 8x10 inches, and are available either unmatted or in an 11x14 matte.

I also offer matted 5x7 digital prints. These prints are created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

For this synagogue I have created an additional digital print, with Hebrew lettering in the background. These prints are also created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

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