Aug 1, 2011

Johanna and Zanis Lipke FDC/Stamp from LATIVA

FDC Name:Johanna and Zanis Lipke
Issue Date:4th JULY'2011
Janis Lipke (also spelled Zanis Lipke) a wharf laborer in the port of Riga, rescued 55 people from the Nazis in Latvia. When the bunker under his home's shed became overcrowded with the saved, he rented a house in a rural area to accommodate more people. He then made arrangements to establish two more safe houses to accommodate the increasing numbers of rescued. Mr. Lipke accomplished this most dangerous and difficult achievement working with up to 25 assistants. Janis Lipke was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1977. A book about Mr. Lipke was published in Latvia in 2007. A museum is being constructed on the former site of Mr. Lipke's shed, on Kipsala (a part of Riga that is on an island in the Daugava river). Memorial for Zanis Lipke to be built in Kipsala
Drawn from March 20, 2009 articles in the Latvian press. In English and Russian with photos. Written by Elihau Valk, Chairman of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel.
Technical Details:
Nominal (Ls):0.60
DesignerArta Ozola - Jaunarāja
Printed atBaltijas Banknote, Latvija
Remark: Thanks Juris Tarvids for sending the nice FDC which is so informative about Lativa and the history.

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