Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris ”Moe” Weiner
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0005
Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Place Written: New York
Type: Typed letter signed
Date: 23 April 1943
Pagination: 4 p. ; 18.3 x 13.4 cm.
Summary of Content: Time not noted, Sylvia writes it at the office. Sylvia mentions attending a meeting of the CIO Industrial Council (for the purpose of infiltrating down into the community). A man from the NMU spoke of the importance of the Soviet. Plans were made up for activity in the areas of child care, alleviation of the black markets, efforts to obtain labeling on cans and jars describing contents, to increase pressure on Federal, State and City law makers and to educate all people on the points described above. There is a ”gas situation” since people claim they do not have gas, since they sold it to the Black Market, but cars are out ”by millions” on Saturday and Sunday. Notes Moe speaks in his letters of Rommel and the Second Front. She says let’s keep the Axis on its toes and guessing as to when the invasion will be.
People: Weiner, Morris ”Moe” (1909-1988), Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008), Curran, Joseph Edwin, 1906-1981 , Rommel, Erwin, 1891-1944
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;, Organized Labor;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Communism;, Smuggling;, Rationing;, Government and Civics;, Diet and nutrition;, Education;, Fuel;, Automobile;
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 Curran-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, Erwin Rommel-German Field Marshall of World War II, Known as the Desert Fox for his North African Campaign., Second Front-Campaign in Europe against the Nazis in World War II., Axis-alignment of nations that fought in the Second World War against the Allied forces.Order Image