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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0036 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 18 May 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia wants to come and see him on the West coast in August. Got home late from seeing "Mission to Moscow." Talks about the Trotsky trials and other events in Soviet history, and that Russia has to protect herself. Tells Moe he knows all of the story from having read the book.

Background Information: "Mission to Moscow"- Motion picture starring Walter Huston about US Ambassador to Russia,under FDR, Joseph Davies.
Toffinetti's-Popular restaurant in Times Square, NYC- Established in 1940 after being a hit ...at the 1939 World's Fair at Flusing Meadows, Queens, N.Y.
The Moscow Trials were a series of three show trials held in the Soviet Union at the instigation of Joseph Stalin between 1936 and 1938.
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Davies, Joseph Edward, fl. 1943
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCommunismLawLiterature and Language ArtsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: World War II

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