840.48 Refugees/494a: Telegram

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

111. As you may know, one of the proposals before the Evian refugee meeting is the establishment of a continuing body of governmental representatives, probably in Paris, to deal with the refugee problem on a broad basis. Probably this body would be directed by a Secretary General, possibly of American nationality.

We should appreciate receiving your opinion whether the German Government would be willing to deal with the head of such an organization on such questions as the orderly migration of refugees, the export from Germany of at least a part of their capital and other questions of a similar nature. We assume that it would be undesirable, [Page 754] at least for the present, for you to approach the German authorities in this matter.

Please repeat this telegram and your reply to Amdelgat, Evian.