WWII veteran recovering from pneumonia booted from Boston apartment
June 13, 2018
Two months rent had been paid in advance
Ilya Levin’s WWII uniform is his only physical memento of his past after his entire Boston apartment was wiped clean.
Levin’s family tells Newscenter 5 that the 95-year-old was booted from his apartment while recovering from pneumonia. Everything from the apartment was thrown out in an apparent mistake by the management company at the Patricia White Apartments on Washington Street.
“I’m shaking,” Alex Levin said. “I can’t believe it.”
Levin’s family found the apartment empty Monday when they stopped in to check on things.
For the past three weeks, Levin has been recovering from pneumonia in a rehab facility. But the family still has their father’s apartment keys and had paid two months rent in advance.
“He had a little place where he would have all his pictures,” Eugene Levin said. “His pictures of his parents that died during the Holocaust, it’s gone. It’s not here.”
Also missing is a safe that Levin had bolted to the closet floor.
WCVB reached out to the property management company and are waiting for comment. The Mayor’s office is also looking into the matter.
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