Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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

It’s not as classy

Darling Sweetheart, This the stationery I mentioned I had ordered for myself and your mother about three or four months ago. It was delivered just the other day. It’s not … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

I Hope I’ll Do Well

My computer is back in hand and we can continue our time traveling! Let’s take a trip back to the fall or winter of 1943. The last letter you saw … Continue reading

October 23, 2010 · 3 Comments

Borscht Belt

(The last letter is surely one I will need to revisit, there is too much to process all at once.) In the last letter Sylvia spent a long time talking … Continue reading

July 26, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Country and Christening a Rabbi

In this letter Sylvia leaves the city with Adrienne! The letter is longer and more detailed than many of the other letters. If you only have time to read a … Continue reading

July 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Impatient Years

This letter touches on a number of important topics. Sylvia is living in her new home. She visited her in-laws on the Lower East Side and then took Adrienne home … Continue reading

July 11, 2010 · 1 Comment

October 21, 1944

Alex darling – Your mother paid me a surprise visit tonight, and then in came Anna and Edward. It was pleasant to have company this rainy night. this note will … Continue reading

June 1, 2010 · 2 Comments

She will never pass into nothingness

*** I wanted to let this stand on its own so my commentary will follow soon.  Sylvia may have gotten immortality as her yearbook picture caption but the girl below … Continue reading

May 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mommy says we have to be practical not beautiful.

Sometimes Sylvia wrote to Alex as a wife and sometimes she wrote as a mother. This is a letter from 1945 that Sylvia wrote out in the voice of Adrienne … Continue reading

May 11, 2010 · 3 Comments

Birth

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 · 7 Comments

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