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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0112 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 18 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at Rose's House. Sylvia has just had a long conversation with Rose about the outcome of the War. Tells Moe about meeting their Congressman and making him promise to vote against the Dies Committee and join the "Fighting 40." She asks Moe if he sent away for an absentee ballot and to get others to do so as well. Sid returned the gas ration coupon he "borrowed" from her, but remains lazy.

Background Information: Dies, Martin, 1900-1972 Texas Congressman, First Chairman of the Dies Committee later the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) "Fighting 40"- a group of liberal Congressman.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Dies, Martin, 1900-1972
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard)., 1888-1965
Carlson, John Roy, 1909-

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCongressCommunismPoliticsElectionSuffrageAutomobileRationingFuel

Sub Era: World War II

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