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Letter to Oskar Speck from his sister Grete

Date: 24 January 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from John O'Donnell
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0535[009]

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    Description
    Letter to Oskar Speck from his sister Grete handwritten in German over one page with text on both sides. Dated 24 january 1935, the letter mentions Oskar's fever, money being sent, and family birthdays.
    Translation
    • ANMS0535 [009] Altona, 24 January 1935 Dear Oskar, Thank you very much for your letter and the card. This mail took an extraordinarily long time. We had already learnt that you’d arrived in Karachi on 18 December 1934, it was written up in the “Fremdenblatt”. I hope you received the other money as well, yes, from me, and from Father, from Emmi, from Heinerle and from Mother. Please write whether you received it. Dad always thinks that you won’t receive the money, because we are only allowed to send RM 10.-. They are getting more and more strict about it, and one of these days we won’t be allowed to send anything any more. So please tell us, yes or no. My dear Oskar, your fever won’t go away that quickly. Everyone who’s been there brings it back. When you’ve reached your goal, how are you going to get back to Germany? The “Fremdenblatt” said that you want to go on to Australia. That would be silly: how would you manage health-wise and financially? On 18 January Father had his 70th birthday. We were all together, only you were missing. On 13 February it’s Mother’s birthday and we’ll all be talking about you again. You probably forgot about those dates. Well, you are preoccupied with being sick. We all hope that you won’t have to suffer too much with the fever. Best regards from Father, Mother and siblings, Your sister Grete. [on the reverse side] I sent 15 Shillings, 10 from me, 5 from Mother, as well 15 from Mother in the name of Lehmann, 2 mail vouchers. Heinerle will write to you.

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