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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1225 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 October 1944 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe notes that it is Columbus day today and a year ago they began their journey which led to their present location. He refers to the election year and says the voter himself is to blame for the present state of affairs

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

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryHolidays and CelebrationsElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsPresident

Sub Era: World War II

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