Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Blog Post

The first of a series of blog posts that I wrote for the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been posted. Happy Women’s History Month! http://bldg92.org/blog/investigating-womens-letters/  

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Knots of Love

This is a postcard that is currently on view at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center (@BLDG92)! Go see it in person!     Alex Rosner A.S. Company 360 US N.T.S. … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

BLDG92 – The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

Have you ever wanted to see these letters in person and not just online? Now you can at BLDG92 – The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center! Two of Sylvia’s letters are … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Below is a letter to Alex that everyone in the family contributed to on New Years Eve, 1944-5. Some are written in Hungarian and Sylvia wishes for victory and the … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hurricane Sandy Love Letters

Hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction along the East Coast of the United States. Oddly, and poetically, the hurricane also washed up a box of love letters written during … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

As Low As A Snakes Belly

This letter was written on August 5, 1945, one day before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. What I find fascinating is that the length of the war has clearly … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Sandy

On Monday, October 29, Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and the surrounding areas. My thoughts today are with those who lost loved ones or their homes in this storm.I decided to … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lucky Star

Alex has just learned that Sylvia is moving into their new home in the Brooklyn Navy Yard projects. He is so happy he can barely contain himself. However, he says, … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Captain America

This week I finally got around to seeing the Joss Whedon blockbuster movie, The Avengers. This proved an entertaining distraction from the heat and introduced me to a character that … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Confronting the Past in Berlin

I’ve just returned from a trip to Berlin — a city saturated in World War II history. When you walk around Berlin, you come across the Holocaust Memorial whether you … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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