File No. 763.72111Y2/22a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain ( Willard)


291. Reported in press that German Government has stated that Yarrowdale prisoners can not be released owing to breaking out [Page 212] among them of an infectious disease. Ask Spanish Government to instruct Ambassador to ascertain if statement is true and request permission to send representative of Spanish Embassy to make investigation and report actual condition of men. Owing to seemingly unnecessary delay in the release of these men there is a growing feeling of irritation. Hope this matter can be taken up promptly.