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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0015 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 April 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 23 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia tells Moe about the current book she is reading. Received a gift of two records, then played ping-pong. Notes that he has been gone for eight weeks. This letter includes a hand drawn map of the United States with Brooklyn at one end and Salem, OR at the other.

Background Information: Robert Carse-author of historical fiction
The Seventh Cross-German literature circa World War II authored by Anna Seghers.
Josh White- American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist.
Nutcracker Suite- ...Twenty-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the Nutcracker ballet.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky-Russian composer.
Pvt. Hargrove- Book by journalist Marion Hargrove about the author's experiences in becoming a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Carse, Robert, 1902-1971
White, Josh, 1908-1969
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Seghers, Anna, 1900-1983
Hargrove, Marion, 1919-2003

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorGiftLiterature and Language ArtsMusicSports and Games

Sub Era: World War II

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