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Box 9


Contains 17 Results:

To William Keyserling from Lillian Rapkin (Her cousin is married to William's cousin, Israel Ivenetsky), 1943-1951

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From New York; informs William that the Ivenetsky family are refugees in Spain and suffered the horrors of people fleeing war countries (they escaped from France); inquires if William can help the Ivenetsky's; describes the family's escape and loss (all were in concentration camps); asks William to write the family frequently as they need moral support; mentions the family is trying to get back to France (they are eventually successful) and describes their ruined village; mentions Israel's...
Dates: 1943-1951

To William Keyserling from Israel Ivenetsky (Cousin of William Keyserling), 1944-1951

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents He and his wife (Tamara) and brother-in-law have escaped from Verberie, France during World War II; he is writing from Barcelona (letters in English); thanks William for monetary donations and provides updates on the family's situation in Spain; expresses concern for family in Russia and France; thanks William for gathering information about his mother and asks for help getting information and goods to her in Siberia; mentions his brother-in-law, Victor Guinsbourg, who lives in NY; explains...
Dates: 1944-1951

To William Keyserling from Lucy Zilberman (A cousin to William Keyserling), 1948-1949

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Written from San Paulo, Brazil; updates about her family; condolences re. death of Mark Keyserling; Most letters written in Yiddish; not yet translated.

Dates: 1948-1949

To Lillian Rapkin from William Keyserling, 1943-1950

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Informs Mrs. Rapkin about type of aid he can provide for the Israel Ivenetsky family; discusses his own business troubles and how they affect the aid he sends to relatives; details his success getting information to Israel's mother in Russia.

Dates: 1943-1950

To Israel Ivenetsky from William Keyserling, 1944-1951

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Informs Israel about the type of aid he and his brothers could provide; updates on members of the Keyserling family; information about Israel's mother and William's efforts to forward Israel's letters; mentions Russian mail censors and problems they have caused in terms of sending letters and packages; discusses Uncle Mones's financial troubles; mentions the plight of other family in Lithuania; comments on the situation in Palestine (1948) and claims England is at the root of all the...
Dates: 1944-1951

To Mones Ivenetsky or Yoffe (?) from William Keyserling, 1947-1948

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Sent to Kharkoff, Russia; describes his family (Leon, Herbert, Rosalyn's death, etc.); provides information about Israel Ivenetsky and Mones's sister, Pece (Israel's mother?); inquires about his health and acknowledges the fact that neither can write freely due to Russian mail censors; writes about Leon's accomplishments and Mark Keyserling's death.

Dates: 1947-1948

To Lucy Zilberman from William Keyserling, 1948-1949

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Expresses his joy that she was saved from Hitler's wrath; explains how to efficiently send things to Russia; mentions it is fine for her to write in Yiddish as he can still read it (although writing and speaking it have become difficult); explains his relation to her; provides information on other family members in Europe.

Dates: 1948-1949

To Nadya Levit from William Keyserling, 1947-1948

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Inquires as to how exactly they are related; update about the his life and his brothers; inquires as to how he can help her and writes that he will send clothing; asks her to describe her son's illness in writing so he can send her medicine (which he ships despite lacking the proper paperwork).

Dates: 1947-1948