File No. 763.72114/3187

The Swiss Legation to the Department of State

The Legation of Switzerland presents its compliments to the Department of State and has the honor to submit to the Department the text of the following cablegram received last evening from the Foreign Office at Berne:


Swiss Legation, Berlin, telegraphs that according to provisional verbal communication from the Foreign Office, American prisoners of war will not be treated differently from the prisoners of other states. An official statement in writing will follow.

As soon as the official written declarations of the German Government concerning the treatment of American prisoners of war mentioned in the foregoing cable are received, the Legation shall not fail to submit immediately the same to the Department of State.