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Letter from the German Consulate General for the Dutch East Indies, Batavia to Oskar Speck

Date: 4 November 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0536[010]

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    Letter from the German Consulate General for the Dutch East Indies, Batavia to Oskar Speck typed in German plus a carbon copy. Dated 4 November 1937, the letter notes the consulate has contacted the government of the Dutch East Indies requesting an investigation into the attack on Lakor, also notes they have contacted the head of the Steyler mission on Flores for assistance in the matter.
    Translation
    • German Consulate for the Dutch Indies Batavia 4 November 1937 Dear Mr. Speck, Based on both your telegram and your report of 16 October, it is with much regret that we understand that natives maltreated and robbed you on the island of Lakor. Of course, we informed the Government of the Dutch Indies about the whole matter immediately and requested an inquiry into the incident. We will continue to keep you informed by way of the German Consulate General in Sydney. Hopefully, your stolen objects can be recovered. We also contacted the head of the Steyler Mission on Flores in the event that Lakor is part of their missionary area. Perhaps this approach will lead to some results. I very much hope that you will recover soon from the maltreatment rendered to you by the natives and assure you of my best wishes for your ongoing journey. German salutation and Heil Hitler Pp Signature To Mr. Oskar Speck, Thursday Island Queensland, Australia C/o Postmaster

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