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Envelope: Faded green with handwritten address in green ink. Top portion has four black wavy lines, black circular stamp, four wavy lines, black circular stamp. One more purple stamp with Nazi eagle in bottom lefthand corner.Back: Return address written in green on top flap.
Letter: Grid paper. Letter handwritten in German in green ink. Back: Finishes about 3/4ths of the way down the page
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The officer was in Brno with transport command. He writes, several months before the Germans surrender: Brno, 1. February 1945. My dear best Mommy, Wolfi and Jutta! Now it is silent in our barrack, the broadcast was listened to and I can write without being disturbed. When all comrades are here I don't have the passion to write. They talk too much. Neither yesterday nor today have I recieved mail from you. I guess tomorrow a kind letter from you will arrive. Today I got a letter by comrade Dinkler. The bombardment wasn't that bad. It is the same village which had already been hit. Well, no news here. We have much work. Today I finished my service at 3:48 in the morning. Yesterday evening we had good success. An officer brought a roasted pork and we have separated and shared it with 5 comrades. Finally some good food. Tomorrow I have a free day, but I don't know if I will take it because there is so much to do. Regarding the war situation, nothing has changed. It seems that the Russians didn't continue to march at the Peterslau-Glogau area. They move towards Berlin and Stettin. I hope that we can stop their rush. Counter measures must begin now to push them back. We all see how the Russians have raged here. I don't think you need to be sorrowful now. If possible, please immediately send me tobacco and a lighter as well as some razor blades. I currently have nothing to report, no news. My thoughts are always with you. They say that new soldiers shall arrive today. Let's see. Many regards, good night, I salute you and kiss you, Your Daddy.
envelope: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4"; letter 8 1/4 x 5 3/4"
Reich seal, Brno, Peterslau-Glogau, Berlin, Stettin
"Feldpost By German Officer Concerned About Russian Advance" (1945). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.304a.