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My Grandmother's House was Destroyed (cont.)

I was so glad to meet Feigale and her family in Israel. We're in constant contact and Feigale helps me a lot.

Today, May 8, 1985, I met Nechamka Silver, the daughter of Shmuel-Itzik Slep, who came on a visit to Israel from Los Angeles, with her family, and I was able to tell her about my last meetings with members of her family. When I was with her, I recalled memories of bygone days.


Nechama-Anna Silver with her grandchildren,
(front) and Ruby Klein


Lark Gould: After my first visit to Israel I knew that it would not take long and a second visit would take place, but this time together with my grandmother. She was so excited to hear the voice of her cousin Yosef, while speaking on the telephone ...


Nechama meets her cousin Yosef Yavnai (Slep)
Two hours after landing at Ben Gurion airport. Kfar Vitkin May 8, 1985
From right to left: Elaine Gould (Silver), Yosef Yavnai (Slep), his son Zohar Yavnai and Miryam (Tenenbaum), their daughter Daphna (4th from left), Hilla Yavnai, daughter of Leah (3rd from left) and Yair (who took the picture), Nechama, Sara Weiss (Slep) and Riva Yavnai (Weinrib) mother of Yair and Zohar


Nechama-Anna Silver (Slep): My impressions of my visit to Israel will remain in my memory till my dying day. I was especially happy to meet the members of my family. I only knew my cousin Yosef (Yavnai-Slep) from the days of my childhood in Dusiat and my youth in Dvinsk. Only seventy years have gone by since then…


Lola (daughter of Vichka-Vera Gurwitz nee Toder) and Shmuel Levov
hosting the members of the Slep families Haifa, May 1985
From right to left, standing: Shmuel Levov, Norman Sirkin and Emuna (Levov), Lola Levov (Gurwitz), Elaine (Silver) and Norman Gould, Nechamka, Miryam Slep, Devora Guttmacher (Slep), Emanuel Sela-Slep and Dorit (Paz), Ronit Krinsky (Weiss), Tzofit (Weiss) and Micha Weitzner
Seated: Lark Gould, Michal Guttmacher, Guy and Ziv Weitzner, Avi and Tali Sela, Tali and Asaf Sirkin .

(Picture was taken by Ruby)


Nechamka passed away on 25th day of Nissan (April 14) 1996
L.A. Times April 20, 1996


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