Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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

Valentine’s Day

In a special (and somewhat risqué) Valentine’s Day post I give you two letters. One from Alex on Feb. 14th and one from Sylvia the same day in 1945. Alex’s … Continue reading

February 12, 2011 · 5 Comments

That’s me pushing a broom

This letter is from the U.S. Naval Training Station in Sampson, New York. Alex wrote it to Sylvia in 1943. My darling A week from today I’ll be in your … Continue reading

July 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

Is the boy dead yet?

In the last post you read a note from Sylvia to Alex. So now let’s meet Alex. Born in Fiume in 1912, he was the youngest of 4 – Anna, … Continue reading

April 18, 2010 · 5 Comments


Dearest – I love you… And if you love me- Come to the hospital In a 1-2-3! ______________ Gone to Beth Israel – Be calm, daddy. – (I am not!) … Continue reading

April 5, 2010 · 8 Comments