Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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This blog looks at the nation’s history as filtered through the well-documented relationship between my grandparents.  I never knew Sylvia, but she and my grandfather, Alex, wrote hundreds of letters to each other during the years that Alex was stationed abroad during WWII.

Each post examines a letter that helps the story of two people unfold as they navigate their relationship with each other and with the war.

I will also look at the letters in the context of Brooklyn and how it has changed over time. The blog is also a platform to examine different methods of storytelling that are used throughout the letters.

Here is a link to the first post on this blog:

Follow this blog on Twitter @bkinloveandwar.

Written by Molly

April 6, 2010 at 1:05 am

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  1. I am not a family member, but I feel like I am because I am a fried of Adrienne’s. I really have enjoyed reading the comments and feel even nore a part of the family as a result of the postings. Thank you!

    Jim Lewis

    April 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

  2. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Genealogy Lady

    April 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  3. Hi Molly, Thank you for following my blog. I just wanted to let you know that you are the official 100th follower. :) I really enjoy your grandparents’ World War II story. And all the great historical information that you have posted to go along with it.

    Genealogy Lady

    April 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    • Hi Deborah,

      Thanks so much for you support on my blog! I actually thought I already followed your blog so, while I’m happy to hear I’m your 100th (wow!) subscriber, I meant to do it sooner! I think your blog is beautiful, and it’s what I would like mine to look/feel like so thank you for the inspiration! And for the Versatile Blogger nomination, I had never heard of such a thing but it’s a lovely way to connect bloggers and I really appreciate it! I wish I could devote more time to this work, and build more of a community (I have very few followers) but with graduate school I don’t get to do so much outside research anymore! Thanks again!

      Best, Molly


      April 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm

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