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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0150 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 February 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Written at home. Sylvia comments on Moe's "salami" story in one of his letters and tells him she has ordered another salami for him. Talks about his complaining on how eggs are served in the Army, both in England and at Fort Lewis. She will continue to send him money, but can't afford to do so until the allotment checks come in to her. Is sorry he is not getting her letters sooner and will try to write some more V-mails, as they seem to arrive more regularly than letters.

Katz Delicatessen on the lower East Side of Manhattan had a campaign "Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army."
Camp Lewis (Wash.). Fort Lewis is an Army base in Tacoma, Washington.

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