The Ambassador in Germany (Wilson) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 27—11:55 a.m.]
201. My 200, April 27, 11 a.m. Geist has seen Best, acting head of Secret Police, and impressed upon him the seriousness of the situation [Page 512]in Vienna involving the assault on American citizens. Best stated that he would get into immediate touch with the responsible authorities in Vienna and that an order would be issued to the S. S. and the S. A. under no circumstances to molest foreigners including American citizens. Best said that he would do everything possible to put a stop to such attacks and asked that his attention be called to any further cases.