548.D1/141: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Dodd)

87. You may in your discretion join with the British Ambassador Berlin,11 who it is understood has received similar instructions, in supporting proposal of James G. McDonald that he be enabled to negotiate with an authorized representative of the Reich concerning transfer of moneys involving (a) income for living expenditures of refugees, and (b) some capital for purposes of establishment, as well as the question of insurance and pensions owing to former Government functionaries, including professors. If the Germans take the position that this is entirely a domestic matter, you may point out that German citizens are becoming in one way or another public charges on foreign countries. We leave to you and Phipps the decision as to the best time and manner of approaching the German authorities.

  1. Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps.