Fortunately the money sent was prior to the onset of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic. But the Mark was already in the process of devaluation. $60 in 1920 certainly was a considerable gift, and the cost of shipment of a parcel for $17 was quite expensive.
This letter continues to show the generosity of Anna and her sister Martha, as they attempted to do as much as they could to provide for their aging parents who were still living in Schubin.
Below is the original two page letter, interestingly written on an invoice from Anna and Harry's hardware store in Brooklyn. And it is written in German.
Below is the English translation, generously provided by Matthias Steinke:
Dear brother Theo,
Enclosed you will find a cheque for 2920 Mark - in total 60 Dollars, 25 Dollars from me and 25 Dollars from Martha for the beloved parents.
10 Dollars or 500 Marks are for you which I am sending it especially for you. So dear brother give the money to the parents by chance.
Unfortunately I can't find a safer way to send money because in Schubin they would steal the cheque and encash it at the bank. I also sent a box with things to you yesterday.
It will take about 3 months until you will get it. Martha and I compiled the things. The women-stuff is for the girls. Alone the sending costs 17 Dollars, so its not worth. The best is to send money, if it arrives.
How is it with your and the beloved Philipp's health and business?