The graves, which have been maintained periodically over the years by generous family members, are now in such a state of disrepair that they must be replaced, at a cost of approximately 3500 USD. The new graves, which will incorporate the original inscriptions, will be more secure against earthquakes and should outlast most of us. The work will be carried out by trusted contractors at the cemetery and coordinated by our Mexican cousin Alexander ("Sascha") Saitcevsky, whose aunt Eugenia Helfman Zilboorg was married to James. Sascha, indeed, is one of the few still living who remember Moses and Anna.
If we are successful in raising the necessary funds, we hope that as many of us as possible can meet in Mexico City to rededicate the memorials to Moses and Anna, learn a little more about their remarkable migration and celebrate a long-overdue family reunion.
- John Zilboorg
- Joel Howell
- Peggy Schaeffer
- Thomas Irvine
Organizer and beneficiary
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