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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0011 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 April 1943 Pagination: 12 p. ; 24 x 15.5 cm.

Addresses many of Moe's previous letters. Sylvia wishes her mail would reach him on a regular basis. Comments that he is sewing, not using a gun or pen in the Army. She attended the Executive Meeting of the Victory Educational Council of the Ocean Front. The purpose of the group is to put pressure on legislatures to address issues for the community and the consumer. She complains about someone who has a new Plymouth and Black Market gas. She writes poetry in response to his poems.

American Federal of Labor (AFL)-The largest union grouping in the United States for the first half of the 20th century.
CIO-Congress of Industrial Organizations
Casablanca- 1943 Motion picture about the French resistence in Morroco.

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