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Axis referring to Allies, communication at end of WWII

In my WWII novel I have an SS officer briefly discuss his brother, who was killed in December 1944 during the Ardennes Offensive (the Battle of the Bulge).

Which made me realize (and I thought I'd asked this, but nothing's coming up when I search gmail, so I guess I didn't) that I have no idea: how would the Nazis have referred to the Allies?

At that stage of the war, would the family have been notified of the guy's death, and if so, how long would it likely have taken? Family lives near Berlin.

I need the family to know he's dead, so if necessary I can move him into an earlier battle. In other words, the significant part is that he's dead and they know about it, not that he died in any particular offensive, but I'd like it to be as close to the end of the war as possible.

Tags: 1940-1949, germany: history, ~world war ii
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