File No. 763.72114/3289

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


1062. Department’s 850, January 28, 7 p.m. Department’s protest delivered to German Foreign Office 4th instant. German Minister [Page 23] for Foreign Affairs states Germany always ready to examine complaints and give proper remedy. As to lists of American prisoners in Germany states a list sent some time ago, but that Government of the United States has not shown itself disposed to furnish lists of German prisoners in the United States. Referring to the Department’s telegram of January 4, 3 p.m., 814, German Minister for Foreign Affairs states investigation was opened January 9 concerning unfounded reports about treatment of American prisoners.