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Reply to Joseph: I do not know, but I saw an account with my grandfather’s name and address and he was niftar about 45 year ago. Could be it belongs to my grandmother, but that is still almost 20 year old.
The main point is that spreading word about this resource, or telling relatives about money being held, is a great opportunity for hashavas aveida.
Thanks for your advice.
I forgot to mention – I was planning to get my family in and settled and then leave after Mincha which is supposed to be start at 7.
I learned in Kollel in E”Y 13.5 years without support from family. The last 5 years I learned independently and was not even on a Kollel payroll, except for the misrad hadasos money. Hkb”H has ways of sending money. It may not be for everyone but I would not say that “they could not survive”, since I did it. I may have little savings, but I have no debt either.
Rabbi P. Krohn said over this story in a drasha. After the drasha one of the local rabonim told him it is brought in the hakdama of Peas Hashulchan (I have not had a chance to look for it there). The Rov then showed me the story in a Sefer on Yamim Noraim. The name of the person in the story is Rav Yishaya Bardaki, one of the talmidim of Rav Chaim Volozhen.
The story is a famous one, and was told about one of the talmidei Hagra on his trip to E”Y. I heard the name, but have since forgotten. A little research should turn up this information.