File No. 861.48/382

The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Netherlands ( Garrett)

[Telegram]

721. Your 1156, August 3, 5 p.m.1 Department informed that Spanish Ambassador received a telegram on October 2 from Minister of Foreign Affairs in Madrid stating that he had been informed [Page 514]by Spanish Ambassador in Berlin that the Oberrabbiner had told him that the German Government not only has no objection to the distribution of relief to the Jews in territories occupied by Germany, through the consular representatives of Holland, but is disposed to facilitate the distribution of these funds by means of Dutch or other neutral subjects, although up to that time there had been no negotiations in the matter between the Governments of Germany and Holland.

Please refer to your 1045, July 6, 5 p.m.,1 and endeavor to clear up misunderstanding which appears to have arisen in this connection.

Lansing
  1. Not printed; see Chargé’s telegram of May 31, ante, p. 501.
  2. Not printed.