362.1154 Spiegelberg, Betty G./17: Telegram

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

306. Department’s 124, September 29, 3 p.m.; and my 297 October 1, 9 a.m., last paragraph.6 We have just received a reply from the Foreign Office dated October 16, the pertinent part of which reads as follows in translation:

“At the suggestion of the Foreign Office the matter has been investigated once more. Accordingly it has been suggested to Mrs. Spiegelberg to file another application with the competent internal authority (Reich press chamber). Until a decision has been reached with regard to this application Mrs. Spiegelberg is permitted to continue her business conditionally, such permission to be effective immediately.”

Dodd

[In telegram No. 79, April 23, 1937, 4 p.m., the Ambassador in Germany reported that: “In spite of all the Embassy’s representations at the Foreign Office which has indicated a sympathetic attitude throughout, the Propaganda Ministry on April 1 definitely and finally refused [Page 291]to permit Mrs. Spiegelberg to continue her work after they had granted her what they termed as more than a reasonable length of time in which to liquidate her business.” In view of the fact that Mrs. Spiegelberg had definitely decided to leave Germany about the middle of May, the Foreign Office had informed the Embassy that she could continue her work without interference until May 20. (362.1154 Spiegelberg, Betty G./28).]

  1. Post, p. 301.