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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mollie Weinstein Schaffer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1916

Died: 2012

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Illinois Connection

Schaffer lived in Chicago, Wheeling and Vernon Hills.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mollie Weinstein Schaffer enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps just months after it was established in 1943. The book ''Mollie's War'' highlights her letters home and provides a historic reflection of her two years in the service. Mollie and her daughter, [ Cyndee Schaffer], collaborated in publishing the book.

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Titles At Your Library

Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe
ISBN: 0786447915

McFarland. 2010

The 150,000 women who served in the Women's Army Corps are now seen as the undersung heroes of the Second World War. This memoir describes the life of a WAC enlistee who would serve in England when it came under attack, France immediately after the Allied invasion, and Germany after VE Day. From her experience in basic training in Daytona Beach to the climactic moment when she saw the Statue of Liberty as her ship approached American shores upon her return home, this work provides a glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in American history.