File No. 701.6261/11

The Consul at Moscow ( Poole ) to the Secretary of State 2


702. Urgent for Secretary’s attention. Smith of the Associated Press has just learned from an authoritative source that the German Ambassador, Count Mirbach, was assassinated between 2 and 3 this afternoon at his Embassy. Two persons arriving in machine threw bomb through window. Ambassador and Captain König wounded. Ambassador died in few minutes. Two arrests so far. Smith asks that Associated Press be informed.

  1. Sent via the Embassy in France (No. 4411); by wireless from Moscow to Paris.