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Letter from Oskar Speck to the German Consulate Makassar

Date: 10 April 1939
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0536[042]

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    Letter from Oskar Speck to the German consulate Makassar typed in German, dated 10 April 1939. The letter states Oskar can no longer accept any assistance from the German aid association in the Dutch East Indies as they have let him down badly.
    Translation
    • Oskar Speck 10 Apil 1939 Currently: Hollandia German Consulate Makassar On arival in Hollandia on 8 Apil I received your kind letter of 9 February, 1939. I also received the amount of fl.30.00. Thank you very much for your letter and your intended assistance. However, I must respectfully ask you to inform the Consulate General that I can no longer accept any assistance from the [German] Aid Association in the Dutch Indies. Contrary to all their assurances they let me down enormously; they didn't even bother to reply in spite of a prepaid telegram. Due to the consequences that had for me, I was forced to send a complaint to the Reichsminister and Deputy to the Fuhrer, in whose hands I leave it to decide upon appropiate measures. Having left the Dutch Indies I hope to keep myself above water without needing to impose upon our expatiate Aid Associations, in the same way I did before I arived there. Thanking you again, Heil Hitler\ Oskar Speck P.S. For the sake of simplicity I.. .receipt..
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