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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0159 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 February 1944 Pagination: 9 p. ; 23 x 15.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia has heard that London is being bombed and is afraid for him. Says Fascism is rearing its ugly head [in the United States]. Both Houses passed the Anti-Subsidy Bill and Roosevelt's veto is expected. She also went to Prospect Park [Brooklyn] to see her Mom.

Background Information:

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorAir ForceAviationWeaponryGlobal History and CivicsPoliticsPresidentLawGovernment and CivicsChildren and FamilyFinanceFascism

Sub Era: World War II

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