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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1401 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 May 1945 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe describes the parade he was in and the parties he went to in the nearby town after the V.E. Day speech given by Churchill. He also mentions that Esther S.'s boyfriend continues to be a source of amusement for him.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistorySurrenderHumor and SatireHolidays and CelebrationsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyV.E. Day

Sub Era: World War II

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