Weinstein's War by Ruth Mendick
Letters from the Frontline and the Home Front

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This is the story of one young Jewish family, Dave and Sylvia and daughter, Ruth as told through the 700 letters they exchanged - between Dave at war and Sylvia in England. The letters, always vivid, sometimes funny, often passionate and moving, began in 1942, when Dave first goes abroad on active service, and continue until he is discharged home in 1945. Their letters provide a unique picture of life on two Fronts, at war in the 8th Army of Occupation in Germany, and at home surviving the Blitz, rationing, family rivalries and the struggles entailed in bringing up a young daughter. It is a very honest and intimate portrayal of the strains of sustaining a very new marriage and a loving relationship when they were so far apart and the hopes they both had for a new, post-war Britain.

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Jeremy Weinstein is a psychotherapist practicing in South London, he specializes in loss and bereavement and his understanding of separation and estrangement has added a rich narrative to these letters. Ruth Mendick is a retired primary school teacher who volunteers at the Jewish Museum in London and works for the U3A. Ruth and Jerry are the children of Dave and Sylvia and have worked tirelessly to collate their parents' collection of over 700 letters and to research the events that they describe
Published January 31, 2012 by The History Press. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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