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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: 1

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