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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0080 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 August 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 18 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia is glad to hear Moe took a boat ride in Seattle on his day off. Sends him a few articles from PM, says it looks as if the "Big Fellows" are intent on taking over the world and recognize the need for internationalism. Hopes this will be worth more than International Fascism. Tells him he has always influenced her thinking.

Background Information: PM was a leftist daily newspaper published in New York City from June 1940 to June 1948; financed by Chicago millionaire Marshall Field III.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Field, Marshall, 1893-1956

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorTravelJournalismGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPolitics

Sub Era: World War II

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