| [Top left: Rubber stamp "Submit to LT/ET"]
right, below the date: Rubber stamp of the Topf management secretariat, as on
document 3, here dated l7th November 1942]
Erfurt, 15th November 1942
To Messrs E and L Topf
inside the house
Dear Messrs Topf,
[in pencil: "Submit to LT") After the conversation I had with you at
the end of last year, you agreed to pay me a bonus for the new construction of
three-muffle cremation furnaces.
This was to be paid once it was
established that the furnaces operated correctly.
12 and 6 weeks ago,
respectively, the first two
three-muffle cremation furnaces
entered service in the Buchenwald
The first furnace already has a great number of cremations
behind it, and the functioning of the furnace and hence the new construction
has proved itself and is faultless.
The furnaces have a throughput 1/3
greater than I had foreseen.
To date, 8 three-muffle cremation furnaces
are completed or under construction. A further 6 are being manufactured. I
would therefore ask you to pay me the promised bonus as soon as possible.
Always gladly at your service,
Herm[ann]. Göringstr[aße] 2