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17 Dec 1931
You are angry, I understand! But I do not mean to do you any harm, you will get your money back! I do not think you understand what is happening in Germany, the German population, which I am part of, is suffering like no other nation!
Taxes and emergency regulations are eating us alive, but it will get better!
Sooner or later a national government will emerge, and then the situation will be cleared up and we can earn and pay again!
Just think, a poor season, then the banking crisis in summer, that all lowers the income and you cannot keep up.
Then the taxes, I pay 4,000.00 marks per year and there is not much left for me to keep! Like I said, we are a nation at the abyss and only the Hitler regime can help!
I myself also fight in the Hitler movement and we will sooner or later be victorious. Communists threw stones into my two large shop windows about 4 weeks ago, because I am a supporter of Hitler, but, of course, it has been taken care of by my insurance.
Help by speaking up for Germany, my dear Theodor, because America has the power to stop the criminal policies of the French and then the foreign money would also be safe.
So please do not be mad at me, you will get your money back, but right now I am not able to!
For now, I send my kind regards to you and your family,
Letter from Max Rehder to Theodor Rehder, December 1931
German Relatives; Correspondence; Weimar Republic; German Politics; National Socialism; Adolf Hitler; German Communism; German Nationalism
Letter from Max Rehder to American relatives discussing financial troubles, nationalism, kerfuffles with communists, and that loan.
Special Collections, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City
Box #1, Ted Rehder Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
1931-17-12; Berlin, Iowa; Tama County; Schleswig-Holstein; Sylt, Germany; Westerland, Germany;