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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0157 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1944 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia went to the Draft Board, interviewed a schizophrenic type who is "anxious, pessimistic and self deprecating." She hopes she can get her "B" gasoline ration status back because of her connection with the Draft Board. Reports that most people are optimistic there will be an early victory. Can't understand why he is not receiving the PM subscription she has sent him.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Field, Marshall, 1893-1956

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorConscriptionGovernment and CivicsMental HealthRationingAutomobileFuelJournalismGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: World War II

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