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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0061 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 9 June 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.8 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at 5:00 PM at the office. Sylvia was glad to get his telegram. Had seen a picture of soldiers in an overturned truck, and was worried he was involved in the accident. Went to see the film "Russian Story." Went to Tofenetti's afterward for strawberry shortcake.

Background Information: 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.
"Russian Story" was compiled from 25 different Soviet documentaries . ...Subtitled A Film Cavalcade of a Thousand Years of Russian Heroism, the picture is an tribute to the USSR, which was one of America's staunchest allies at the time.See More

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorTelegraphAutomobileGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmCommunism

Sub Era: World War II

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