File No. 861.48/385

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


1487. Your telegram 721, October 12. Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me that he has just received a telegram from Dutch Minister at Berlin stating that German Government has no objection to sum of $40,000 being paid to Mr. Nathanson through the Dutch Consul at Warsaw, and on account of rate of exchange payments must be made through the Reichs Bank and the Warsaw Landes Darlehenkassa in Polish marks. Mr. Senior has been notified. Please inform Central Distribution Committee, New York. Unable to explain why Dutch Government has not been informed of German decision before, as Minister for Foreign Affairs has sent repeated telegrams to Berlin on this subject. Distribution Jewish relief.