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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.122 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 October 1942 Pagination: 8 p. ; 15.5 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond informs Estelle that he has just received a demerit for having had dirty finger nails. He then describes to Estelle the experience of showering in the Army. Sidney tells Estelle that he has spent the morning listening to the Yiddish Shtunda, attempting to interpret the songs to his peers. He expresses frustration at how little these "fellows" from the Mid-West know about Jews

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryPersonal HygieneMusicJudaismReligionMilitary Camp

Sub Era: World War II

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