800.00B Rubens, Adolph A./44: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon) to the Secretary of State

294. Department’s telegram No. 40, April 15, 3 p.m. I have just been informed by telephone by Rosh, the Acting Chief of the Third Western Division of the Commissariat for Foreign Affairs, that the Commissariat has been apprised by the competent Soviet authorities that a judgment will be rendered in the Rubens case shortly. I requested information as to the place and date of trial and permission to be present thereat and have confirmed this request in writing. In response to an inquiry regarding Mrs. Rubens’ welfare Rosh asserted that he was without information. When I asked regarding her whereabouts he stated “I think she is in Moscow but I am not certain.”