The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received December 6—11:56 a.m.]
2447. Polish Committee in Italy anxious regarding alleged activities of enemy in spreading exaggerated reports of anti-Semitic pogroms in Galicia. This committee concedes riots have taken place, but that they were small affairs due to Bolsheviks’ influence, and were between Poles and Ukrainians, Jews having sided with Ukrainians, who are controlled and directed by Austrian generals. Committee also worried over tendency in international circles to reduce territorial holdings of new Polish States. They assert that over three million prisoners will pass through Poland, and they urge sending American troops to Poland to reestablish order and check spreading of Bolshevism.
It is announced that Pope has notified Archbishop of Warsaw that Vatican has recognized officially independence of Poland. Paris informed.