File No. 861.48/308

The Chargé in the Netherlands ( Langhorne) to the Secretary of State


956. My 927, May 22, 2 p.m.1 Confidential communication received from Minister for Foreign Affairs stating that Dutch Minister [Page 502]at Berlin has been asked to communicate with the Netherlands Consul at Warsaw regarding distribution of relief to Russians and Jews in occupied portion of Russian Poland, and to obtain assurances that German authorities will not interfere with distribution of funds by Consul.

Minister adds that definite reply to proposal of the United States Government in the matter will probably be delayed owing to difficulty Dutch Government is experiencing in connection with recognition by German Government of division in districts under military occupation.

  1. Not printed; see telegram of May 16 to the Chargé in the Netherlands, supra.