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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0119 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 September 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia states that she needs to ask Joe for help with a Victory Poster. Reports on Moe's parents and friends. Tells him his father wishes him luck and a "Happy [Jewish] New Year." An air raid siren has gone off and she must run as she is the Police Precinct Rep. of Emergency Welfare Center. Written at 11:30 PM at home. Had a hectic experience, caught in the car during the blackout. Went to the 67th Police Precinct and took shelter there. Letter is incomplete and ends abruptly.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorArt, Music, Theater, and FilmPropagandaChildren and FamilyHolidays and CelebrationsJudaismReligionAir ForceAviationAutomobilePolice

Sub Era: World War II

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