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The Righteous Among The Nations


Personal Information

Last Name: Lipke
First Name:
  • Jānis
  • Žanis
  • Date of Birth: 01/02/1900
    Date of death: 14/05/1987
    Rescuer's fate: survived
    Nationality: LATVIA
    Gender: Male
    Profession: DOCK WORKER
    Rescuer Janis Lipke
    Rescuer Janis Lipke Credit: Coll.Yad.
    Smolyansky family. Standing from right: Haim Smolyansky, his mother-in-law Yocheved, his first wife Sonia. Sitting: Yankel and Mina Smolyansky. In December 1941, while Haim was at work, all the rest were murdered.
    Smolyansky family. ... Credit: Courtesy of ...
    Sitting from right: Janis Lipke, his wife Johanna, Haya Oginets. Standing from right: Haim Smolyansky & his brother Moshe Smolyansky. Riga. The first after-war years
    Sitting from right:... Credit: Courtesy of ...
    The survivor Haim (Arke) Smolyansky
    The survivor Haim (... Credit: Courtesy of ...
    The Ceremony in Honor of Janis Lipke at Yad Vashem, on August 25, 1977. Standing from left: Avraham Lipchen, Hana Meller (nee Stern), unknown, Janis Lipke, David Gerber, Boris Cesvan.
    The Ceremony in Hon... Credit: Courtesy of ...

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    Place during the war:
  • Riga, Rigas, Vidzeme, Latvia
  • Miltini, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Mezhamaki, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Reshni, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Rescue Place:
  • Riga, Rigas, Vidzeme, Latvia
  • Miltini, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Mezhamaki, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Reshni, Jelgavas, Zemgale, Latvia
  • Rescue mode:
  • Illegal transfer
  • Arranging shelter
  • Hiding
  • File number: File from the Collection of the Righteous Among the Nations Department (M.31.2/207)

    Commemoration

    Date of Recognition: 28/06/1966
    Righteous Commemorated with Tree/Wall of Honor: Tree
    Ceremony organized by Israeli diplomatic delegation in: Canberra, Australia
    Ceremony held in Yad Vashem: Yes

    Rescued Persons

    Ulman, Ulmanis, Leonid
    Brant, Boris
    Fishkin, David
    Wagenheim, Jakov
    Drizin, Mikhail, Mendel

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