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Alternate names: Liškiava [Lith], Liszków [Pol], Lishkeve [Yid], Lishkiava [Rus], Liškava [Bel], Liškevos, Lishkovo, Lishkova, Liskeve, Liskeva, Liskova, Lėškiava, Russian: Лишкява. לישקעווע-Yiddish. 54°06' N, 24°03' E, 7 miles SW of Merkinė (Merech), 7 miles N of Druskininkai, 13 miles SE of Seirijai (Sereje), 21 miles S of Alytus (Olita). 1923 Jewish population: 146.

Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), V, p. 324: "Liszków".

Liškiava is a historic village in the Varėna district, situated on the bank of Neman River, near the Lake Liškiavis. In 2005 its population was 37.  [March 2009]

CEMETERY: This small town has an old unfenced Jewish cemetery in a remote woods on a hill behind the old village. There are about 50 gravestones, almost all in a poor state of preservation. Without a local resident guide, it is very hard to find. We walked about a half-hour in the woods from the new highway, but returned on a shortcut down the hill to the old dirt road to Merkine. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .[date?]

Cemetery information. [September 2010]

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