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Letter to Oskar Speck from Gerrie Domselaar

Date: 9 May 1938
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0537[019]

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    Letter to Oskar Speck from Gerrie Domselaar handwritten in german with writing on one side only. Dated 9 May 1938, the letter talks about friends and family members.
    Translation
    • Surabaya, 9 May 1938 Dear Mr. Speck, I’ve just finished writing a letter to my grandmother and now I’m starting one to you. You wrote that you wouldn’t mind my writing in Dutch, but my mother said I should show off my German for once. First of all, thank you for the beautiful poem. I thought it was “[illegible]”. Jan thought it was great too. I received a letter from him just a week ago. He asked me for your address. You have probably already heard from my mother that he has hisa sister with him. Her name is Amanda. Not a very nice name, is itdon’t you think? Gerrie is much nicer. We had lots of fun on Tretes and Mrs. Schindler thought Jan was such a nice boy. He laughed himself to deathsick over that. We also went to a magician, rode on horseback and stole mulberries. Last week was Ddad’s birthday and I ate five tarts. There weren’t any more, otherwise I would have taken another one. Yesterday we went on the “Heidelberg” with Mr. Bergner. We had to eat so much there that I’m still full now. Dad’s sick. I think he drank too much beer on the “Heidelberg”. That’s all I can think of to write. Best regards from Mr. Bergner, Jan, my friend Tilly and finally from me. Gerrie P.S.: I used the dictionary for everything in this letter. If you show the film about me to your relatives, don’t forget to say that I was wearing a new dress then.

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