File No. 763.72114/4070a

The Secretary of State to the Swiss Chargé ( Hübscher )

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Switzerland, in charge of German interests in the United States, and has the honor to advise him that certain information has been received relative to German prisoners captured by the American forces in France, which information is transmitted herewith for the benefit of the Chargé d’Affaires.

The central prisoners-of-war enclosure is now at St. Pierre de Corps, from which the prisoners, other than the officers, are sent out to near-by points as may be necessary. The officers are sent to a prison camp in the same neighborhood.

Arrangements have been made with the American Red Cross Commissioner for Switzerland to have all package mail and inquiries regarding both officers and soldiers who are prisoners of war sent to the Prisoners of War Inquiry Bureau, Central Records Office, Tours, France, A.P.O. 717, to be forwarded from there to their destination.