362.1113/34: Telegram

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

49. Referring to Vienna’s telegrams to you of April 25, 6 p.m. and April 26, 1 p.m. which were repeated to the Department, we are greatly disturbed by the attacks on American citizen in Vienna.

See first paragraph Embassy’s telegram No. 172, October 17, 6 p.m. (1933).94

While we approve the action already taken as reported in your No. 200 of April 27, 11 a.m. we feel that upon the receipt of essential detailed information from Wiley you should take up the matter urgently with a higher authority. You should then call the attention of the Foreign Minister to the statement made by the Chancellor to the Ambassador on October 17, 1933 and request assurance that such attacks on Americans in Vienna will cease and that the guilty persons will be punished.

  1. Foreign Relations, 1933, vol. ii, p. 396. In this paragraph Ambassador Dodd reported that in an interview with Hitler he had protested against assaults in Germany upon American citizens and had been assured by the Chancellor that he would personally see that such offenders would be punished to the limit of the law.