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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0090 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 25 August 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 21.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia writes that she misses going to the movies with him. She went into the field for work the day before. Wants to talk with him about world events, and discusses the question of Litvinov being recalled.

Background Information: Maksim Litvinov- Russian official who wanted closer ties with the West. Persuaded FDR to recognize the USSR.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977
Litvinov, M. M. (Maksim Maksimovich), 1876-1951

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorDiplomacyCommunismArt, Music, Theater, and FilmGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: World War II

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