362.1163 Watch Tower/15: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Berlin (Messersmith)

Your May 2, 4 p.m. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society greatly appreciated your earlier and successful efforts but now reports that the Governments of Bavaria, Saxony, Thuringia, Lippe, Mecklenburg, Hesse [Page 407]and Wurttemberg, have officially interdicted its activities and confiscated its property valued at about 750,000 Reichsmarks.

Please investigate, extend appropriate assistance, and telegraph results.