May 12, 1938

( 2 documents, 2 translations )

Page 1
English
German

Hotel Regent Broadway at 104th Street, New York, N.Y. May 12, 1938

My dear Puppiken, I had just mailed the letter when your package arrived yesterday. Thank you for the wonderful chocolate (you can’t get this quality here). I paid 15 cents. So it is worth it for good chocolate. Nevertheless, I would like to ask you not to send anything else. – Thank you for the wrist band as well. Unfortunately, it is missing a clasp. I think I can use the one from my old wrist band. I would like to add a few things to my letter from yesterday that I forgot, but that you are certainly waiting for. After looking around a bit, you probably shouldn’t try to plan for an apprenticeship. So just keep working at the office as long as you can. But like I said, you will have to devote every minute to learning English. And everything is important: grammar as well as writing and reading. Read out loud every day and write a little.

Page 2
English
German

I assume you will have the opportunity to speak as well at the Berlitz School. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. When I give you the go-ahead, you will have to learn about running a household. How long will you need for that? I’m sure [your] mother will know. Have you been in touch with the lady who lives in the Waldstrasse regarding this matter? If not, please do. I took the first step for getting the affidavit 8 days ago, and I received a registration number today. That was quick. Let’s see what happens now. That’s all I wanted to say today. If you want to know anything else, just ask.

Much love to all of you, 1000 kisses to you

Your Fritz