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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1468 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: Reims Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 August 1945 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe saw "Arsenic and Old Lace," and played ping pong. He writes that Sam Finestone is taking advantage of the G.I Bill and is taking classes at the New York School.

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

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistorySports and GamesArt, Music, Theater, and FilmLawGovernment and CivicsEducation

Sub Era: World War II

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