Rabbi Yudel Krinsky told us that it would not be possible for us to use the Rebbe’s apartment above the kollel in the future. It had by now deteriorated and disintegrated to a state of disrepair.

However, he did have some good news for us.

The whole building above the shul – adjacent to the main 770 building – had been completely renovated and modernized. He took us around the premises. They were beautiful. Large halls and meeting rooms, rooms for printing works and for technological expertise and so on.

From our point of view, the best thing we saw were two brand new, clean, modern apartments which had never been used, and, added Rabbi Krinsky, “we will be happy to let you have one of these lovely apartments when you come for next Shavuos.” This was really delightful news which we very much appreciated. We promised to keep in touch.

Before we left New York, I phoned Alice Peerce. She was flattered that the Rebbe had spoken so highly about her. She told me, “Jan is okay now and his sight is [back to] normal. It is a miracle!”