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The Weinsteins' War

By Ruth Mendick, Jeremy Weinstein

9780750999434

ISBN: 9780750999434

Published: 03-03-2022


The Weinsteins' War

By Ruth Mendick, Jeremy Weinstein

ISBN: 9780750999434

Published: 03-03-2022

About This Book

This is the story of one young Jewish family, David and Sylvia, and their daughter Ruth, told through letters exchanged between David at war and Sylvia in England. A treasure trove of 700 unique letters depicts the everyday struggle of young lovers surviving apart as war wore on in Europe and North Africa. David embarked upon active service in 1942, fighting in North Africa, France, Holland and finally Germany in 1945. Meanwhile, Sylvia worked on keeping David’s memory alive for both herself and in their young daughter, as well as coping with the harsh domestic life of the Blitz. The letters, always vivid, sometimes funny, often passionate, contain intimate details of the pressure on the young couple, dealing with conditions at home and abroad, family and political rivalries, and even tension between the two of them as talk of the temptation and ease of ‘playing away’ arises. The Weinsteins’ War is an honest portrayal of the strains of sustaining a loving relationship when so far apart and of the hopes the couple had for a new, post-war Britain.

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