Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris ”Moe” Weiner
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0004
Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Place Written: Brooklyn, New York
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 22 April 1943
Pagination: 5 p. ; 18.3 x 13.4 cm.
Summary of Content: Written at 7:10 PM. Sylvia writes she had Italian pastries from a pastry shop, just like the ones they used to have together in Russia. Discusses telephone call they had and their ambivalent feelings about Passover. He had asked about the tires on the car and she discusses her little use of it. She asks about sending him salami. Notes she enjoyed his editorial about Russia and says there is a split feeling in NYC about the fate of the Russians. She closes with statement that she is going to hear Joseph Curran speak on The CIO and the Community.
People: Weiner, Morris ”Moe” (1909-1988), Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008), Curran, Joseph Edwin, 1906-1981
Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Keywords/Subjects: Marriage;, Soldier’s Letter;, World War II;, Women’s History;, Military History;, Woman Author;, Diet and nutrition;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Judaism;, Religion;, Telephone;, Automobile;, Organized Labor;, Communism;
Sub Era: World War II
Background: CIO-Congress of Industrial Organizations , Federation of unions that organized workers in industrial unions in the United States and Canada from 1935 to 1955., Joseph Curren-Labor leader, Founding President of the NMU and Vice President of the CIO., National Maritime Union of America (NMU) American Labor Union founded in May 1937. It affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in July 1937, During World War II, Katz’s Delicatessen on East Houston Street in New York City, encouraged parents to ”send a salami to your boy in the army” which became one of the deli’s famous catch phrases.Order Image