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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.344 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 February 1944 Pagination: 4 p. ; 15 x 23.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond describes the telephone operator, Kallor, as a Jewish dress cutter from New York who is in Sidney's father's union.

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryTelephoneJudaismReligionLaborOrganized Labor

Sub Era: World War II

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