File No. 763.72111M72/7

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


376. Department’s 349, March 24, 6 p.m. Department has received further information in regard to prisoners taken to Germany by auxiliary cruiser Moewe to the effect that at least 50 American citizens are now held there. Urge the Foreign Office to obtain full report from Spanish Ambassador, Berlin, as to their number, condition, and place of imprisonment, and to instruct him to make every effort to secure their prompt release and departure from Germany.