Cyndee Schaffer is the daughter of Mollie Weinstein Schaffer and edited her mother’s letters for publication. “Mollie’s War” published by McFarland Publishers is the result of this endeavor. Cyndee has been married to her husband, Douglas Schwartz, for over 35 years. They live in Northbrook, Illinois and together they have three children. She has a Masters’ degree in Curriculum Development and has worked as a high school mathematics teacher and a corporate trainer and documentation writer.

Mollie Weinstein (now Schaffer) (1916 –   ) was a shy, retiring young Jewish woman from Detroit who enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) just months after it was established in 1943. Mollie Weinstein’s letters to her sister Beck (Rebecca Winston, 1912-1999), brother Jack (Jack Weinstein, 1922 –   ) and best friend Sarah (Sarah Weinstein, now Kaminsky) provide a chronology of her service as a WAC from its beginnings with her train trip to Daytona Beach, Florida for basic training in October 1943 to her first assignments in California and Georgia, her service overseas in England, France and Germany through her return to the United States on the Queen Mary in November 1945.  She currently lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois.


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  1. cyndee Says:

    very neat–thank you, Jordan

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