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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0042 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 May 1943 Pagination: 11 p. ; 21.7 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia saw Sammy last night, who has enlisted because the war effort needs him; and to escape his problems. Postscript: Had a visit from his friend Charlie, who is 4 F. He and his wife are having a baby. Draws a picture of the living room for him.

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 AuthorHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyFriendshipHome FurnishingsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: World War II

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