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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0166 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 18 February 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : V-Mail ; 12.5 x 11 cm.

V-Mail. Sylvia claims it was a lovely day and a little warmer. Still has no mail from Moe. Reports on friends he asked about in one of his last letters. Had to interview someone at work, between the malcontents who are all that is left at work [seeking aid from the NYC Welfare Department] and the psychotics at the draft board "she is really getting it."

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