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Letter from Oskar Speck to Mr Koehler

Date: 10 February 1938
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: ANMS0538[019]

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    Letter from Oskar Speck to Mr Koehler typed letter in German on plain paper. Dated 10 February 1938, the letter mentions a debt he allegedly owes to AGFA, which he will not recognise.
    Translation
    • Oskar Speck Surabaya German Consulate 10 February 1938 Surabaya Dear Mr. Koehler, I have now received your letter of 23 October 1937, sent via Thursday Island, Australia to Surabaya. In regard to the alleged debit balance of fl. –64.23 I wrote a detailed letter to Mr. Garn some time ago. In his reply Mr. Garn did not go into this matter, so that I had to come to the conclusionconcluded that Mr Garn had accepted my point of view, regardlessindependent of whether the debit balance was justified or not. I would now like to inform you that, according toin my opinion, there is no legal requirement for me to pay that debt, because Agfa granted me 1,100m of film, free of charge, in the course of my various purchases, and I did not receive more than that. In the event thatcase a misunderstanding has occurred, Mr Garn should be the one to blame. Mr. Garn gave me 500m of film for free when I bought a film camera. A subsequent inquiry in conjunction with a proposal for advertising resulted in an additional 600ft, granted by [Agfa] Berlin. Offsetting both films againstwith each other should be out of the question. I therefore kindly ask you to refer the matter back to Berlin for review. I will remain in Surabaya until the end of this month. After that, you will only be able to contact me through the German Consulate in Surabaya. Heil Hitler!
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