Irvin Schwartz's letter to his family in Schuylkill County was printed in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in the summer of 1944.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz welcomed New Year 1944 with the hope that it meant Allied victory
Irvin Schwartz looked forward to 1944 as being the year that he hoped would see the end of World War II.
Letters from War – A powerfully written letter on Christmas Day, 1943
This is part of our “Letters from War” series documenting the World War II letters of Irvin Schwartz of Pine Grove, PA. The letters were all published in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald between 1943 and 1945. Read the previous letter here Somewhere in England Christmas Day, 1943 5:30 PM Dear. Mr. Reber: Shadows are falling, … Continue reading Letters from War – A powerfully written letter on Christmas Day, 1943
Scranton newsboys pleaded for face masks at the peak of the 1918 pandemic
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
Lykens Red Cross chapter knitted, baked, and volunteered to help local soldiers overseas in 1918
Women from the Coal Region volunteered to provide assistance to troops during the First World War.