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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0033 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 May 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 23.2. x 15.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia was able to get 9 gallons of gasoline. Gives Moe family news. Says one phase of the war is over, perhaps it will all be over soon. Is planning to take a full month's vacation to go West and see him.

Background Information: Sears & Roebuck-Department store chain.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorFuelAutomobileRationingChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: World War II

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