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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0101 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 September 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.2 x 13 cm.

Written at 5:00 PM at home. Sylvia listened to WQXR. Had a lunch of gefillte fish, rugilech and coffee, then cleaned the basement. Reports on friends and family. Says there is no gasoline and they have to ride the trolley.

WQXR- New York Classical Music Radio Station.

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