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Letter from the German Consul General, Dutch East Indies to Oskar Speck

Date: 18 February 1937
Medium: ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0536[006]

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    Letter from the German Consul General, Dutch East Indies to Oskar Speck typed in German, on German consulate for Dutch East Indies letterhead. The letter is about the consulate providing Oskar assistance to recover money from Sichler and Mesdag.
    Translation
    • German Consulate for the Dutch Indies Batavia 18 February 1937 Dear Mr Speck, I was inally able to spend a short three-week period in the mountains 18.02.37 Page 3 of32relaxing. On my return I found the kind lines you wrote from Semarang as well as the postcard and yesterday I learnt that you had arrived safely in Surabaya. Thank you very much for your kind thoughts. I was very happy to hear that you had achieved all you had planned, more or less on time and that you have probably been well received everywhere. Something tells me that you will be back on the right track from Java onwards and that your efforts will be recognised. I, for my part, will do all that is in my power to continue supporting you. I shall write to Bishop Leven at the Steyler Mission on Flores so that he may inform all his fellow missionaries, who are scattered all over the tiny Sunda Islands, about your journey, so that you may be welcomed appropriately. To my knowledge, the Steyler Mission is found everywhere between Sumbawa and Timor. I shall send you a list with the names of the German fathers. How long will you be staying in Surabaya, i.e. when will you be leaving? It's a pity you won't be present at our major festive celebrations at the " German House". On 27 February we will be holding a "Carnival Ball" on board the Europa, with the proceeds going to the WHW \Winterhilfswerk: a former German aid organisation primarily involved in assisting the needy during winter]. The preparations have been underway for weeks. Expectations regarding that evening are high and even higher regarding the proceeds for the WHW. The Chancellor of the German Consulate General in Sydney is currently visiting and I will meet him today and inform him of your journey. Am I correct in assuming you shall write before you leave Surabaya? Best regards to all Germans [you meet] and be assured of the best wishes of all officers and employees of the Consulate General and myself. Heil Hitler Yours dutifully Signature

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