Feldpost 5 - East, 20.11.41
Have received your letter with the note paper today. You have found exactly the right thing. A card is too short, and a letter was too long for me. Furthermore a parcel, and above all else, the nice Walsroder newspaper have arrived. I was very pleased, and am very grateful to you.
Sadly I had to find the Uncle Heinrich’s obituary notice in just the first newspaper. I was stricken. I had not been prepared for that. May I please ask you to pass on my belated condolences to Aunt Emma.