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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0111 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1943 Pagination: 3 p. ; 18 x 13 cm.

Written at 3:45 PM. Sylvia is helping to plan a cafeteria in the office to benefit Allied War Relief at work. She offered a ride when she was driving on Coney Island Avenue [Brooklyn] to a T/5 and his girl-friend who were waiting at a trolley stop.

T/5- World War II Army rank-Techician Fifth Class-equivalent to a corporal.

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