What a great thread! It is great to be able to read letters from a member of the SS. What I find the most fascinating about the letters is that it gives you an idea of who he was. They put him in a light that makes him like a normal soldier wanting to get home to his family, versus the idea that German soldiers were simply "heartless murderers". Growing up in the US history is taught from a specific point of view and one simply does not get the German view! Anyways, great thread and I look forward to reading more!