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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0286 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1944 Pagination: 7 p. ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia recounts her morning and how she discovered that the D-Day invasion had occurred. She mentions the crowds around newspaper booths and the quiet on the train as everyone read about the events.

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 AuthorD-DayGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBattle

Sub Era: World War II

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