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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1296 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 December 1944 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe says he has been guarding German prisoners for the past three days, and has a hard time believing that they have hurt people. He describes them as meek as lambs. But at the same time he has no sympathy for them.

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

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPrisoner of War

Sub Era: World War II

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