File No. 763.72111Y2/7

The Ambassador in Germany ( Gerard ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

4929. One of correspondents here learned yesterday from an Undersecretary of State that there were some Americans among the [Page 209] 107 neutrals brought to Swinemünde on Yarrowdale, and that there was a big row on as to what position should be taken by Government with reference to them. I sent notes to Foreign Office requesting information as to whether Americans were among these prisoners on January 20, 24, 25, and to-day, but no answer.

Gerard