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History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

This short love letter revolves around a song called “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls.”  Alex listened to it enough times to write out the lyrics for Sylvia. Here (so … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

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

Common Sense Has To Prevail

This is a sweet note from Alex aboard the S.S. Pennsylvania. He wrote it in January of 1945 but it was not postmarked until February 5th. He writes of the … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heart to Heart

Hello and thank you for your patience! It has been some months since I last posted, but the reason for that actually relates to this blog. I began writing about … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

LA Review of Books

Again, this is not particularly blog related but a piece a wrote has been published by the LA Review of Books, see it here! It is about the book From … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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