861.00/7001: Telegram

The Chargé in Japan (Bell) to the Secretary of State

288. My May 25, 4 p.m.,45 and June 4, 6 p.m. The War Office yesterday issued statement reporting that the 100 Japanese residents who survived the Nikolaevsk massacre in March were apparently [Page 514]slaughtered about May 25th. Public feeling is running high and demanding punitive measures against Partisans. There are also suggestions in the press that northern Sakhalin should be occupied as a guarantee for reparation to be exacted after a Russian government, which can be dealt with, is established.

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