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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0144 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 January 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia claims it is rainy out; but cozy inside. Says it's hard to get good liquor and that Moe's brother Ben recently got sick while drinking. Sylvia describes two of her cases at work; A woman whose son was killed in action and a man who was torpedoed in January 1942.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorBattleAlcoholChildren and FamilyDeathNavy

Sub Era: World War II

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