Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

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

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

Victory Mail

Ah, that’s right, history! Of late, I’ve been caught up in the love story and the storytelling aspect of this blog. Let’s do some more general historical investigation. In the … Continue reading

June 6, 2010 · 5 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

Let’s talk about talking…

In the previous post Sylvia wrote in her note that she would call the doctor for the drug store. The note itself was replacing what would today be a telephone call. Before World War II most Americans did not have a private telephone lines. Instead, party lines connected a number of residents to one service.

April 6, 2010 · 5 Comments