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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.217 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Shreveport, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 April 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 14.2 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond tells Estelle that the company has just received orders for the next move which will most probably be to East Texas. He also informs her that on Monday evening he had attended a seder.


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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryTexasAmerican WestHolidays and CelebrationsReligionDiet and nutritionJudaism

Sub Era: World War II

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