362.1163 Watch Tower/6: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Gordon)

46. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, an American corporation, states that it has been informed that the German Government has forcibly taken possession of the Society’s property at Magdeburg, consisting of a printing and bookbinding establishment and real estate valued at $600,000, and that the German authorities have confiscated its books and other personal property.

Please investigate with a view to lending appropriate assistance, and submit a telegraphic report on the situation. The Society’s representative in Germany is Paul Balzereit, Magdeburg.