Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

What will we say?

It is a rainy April day in New York, one that is apt for reading and writing letters. This letter was written almost the same day Sylvia’s letter in the … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Alex’s Storytelling Legacy turns 103

Today marks what would have been Alex’s 103rd birthday. With the recent passing of my grandma Sophie, I thought it was especially important to acknowledge this day and the legacies … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

Sophie

On Thursday January 22nd, my grandmother – Sophie Rosner – passed away at the age of 96. She was a wonderful, intelligent woman who married Alex and united our family … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Our orders suddenly changed

Thanksgiving gave me a chance to see and think about my beautiful family. With a few technological gadgets, we even got to see those who were stranded by the snow … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Post, Old Topic!

Greetings, readers! Thank you for your patience while I got through my exams. I’m excited to have them behind me and to finally be able to revisit my own work … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Temporary Hiatus

It has occurred to me to write on this blog that I am taking a temporary hiatus from updating while I study for my PhD exams, which I am taking … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

50 Iconic WWII Documents

A new book, Politics, War, and Personality: 50 Iconic World War II Documents, uses objects to approach WWII history, which I appreciate. A significant number of the featured documents are letters … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Value of War Letters

Andrew Carroll understands the material and historical (in addition to the sentimental) value of war letters and has been collecting them for years. NPR describes his efforts to preserve these … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

I love you still, dammit!

Long ago I posted a “Letter Full of Bawling Out.” You may want to revisit this letter, in which Alex takes his frustrations out on Sylvia. This letter is not … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sketches

These beautiful images come from the Slate’s history blog – The Vault. The sketches of women working during WWII are really contemplative and lovely: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2014/02/06/gladys_reed_sketches_of_life_as_a_wren_during_wwii.html

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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