File No. 861.48/297

The Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall) to the Secretary of State


913. Your 573, 11th. General Polish Relief Committee writes that Committee extends activity not only to Polish territory occupied by Germany and Austria but also to various districts in Russia in which are numerous Polish refugees, about one million persons, their needs enormous and daily growing. Committee sends funds to local committees composed of persons of confidence. To present date Committee has despatched to Russia over 938,000 francs. It is in constant communication with these committees and can send funds reserved by American Red Cross, of which funds it [Page 501]will render strict account. Expresses to Mr. Lansing hearty thanks for support by American Red Cross of objects of Committee.