Joa. Gustav QRTH
(15a) Rothenbuch 91 bei Lohr am l&in. Germany. US Zone.
Hatheiabuch, June 2.6, 1951.
Mr. Gharlea JPetersen
Hoorhed SA Minnesota _____
It is aurely strange to you that you will find on youx writing table a letter coming from a remote country town in the German.i*federal Republic and containing nothing else than a fervent request.
That it is Just you to whom my letter made its way fs caused by the circumstance that I got your .address from a German prisoner of war^ irkio was employed in your establishment for a long time.
Mot knowing any proper authority before which I personally could expose 1^ petition — if auch. aru c^p^rtunit^Lis-^given at all - I could find no other way ou than to apply to you.
Perhaps you can help me,, perhaps it will prove impossible from political or personal reasonsj you will decide. Maylne as well it will appear an insinuation when a German req^uests your help in a. husineaa foreign to you, What may be your impreaaion, 1 should like to appeal \irgently to yovir consider- ation and senae of humanity. For as well as I - politically - have been your enemy yesterday, as well I may tomorrow have to stand with my life fpr your interests and that of your country,
What I venture to request from, you is nothing else than financial help in the form of private credit. Scarcely you will be ahle to imagine the poverty under which our coxintry people here spare their lives. The Spessart, thoiigh a great and rich range of wooded hills, forms in its major part possession of the state. Thus private economy is restricted to small premises from less than 1 ha up to 5 ha at best.