362.1113/40: Telegram

The Consul General at Vienna (Wiley) to the Secretary of State

Following telegram has been sent to the Embassy:

May 3, 11 a.m. My April 25, 6 p.m. After conference with ranking Gestapo officials yesterday afternoon we returned Hellers to their home. Shall report if they are further molested.

Last paragraph your 209, April 29, 7 p.m., Heller case seems clear cut and assailants presumably easy to identify; Horky, Party member, and most of local S. A. Orts group96 involved. Nagler informed police that he was attacked by S. S. man Riedel.

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Your 208, April 29, 6 p.m., Gestapo heads have had no instructions from Berlin regarding Hellers or apparently treatment of foreigners in general.

We have taken up cases only when Americans possessed and exhibited valid American passports. No instance of non-American Jew wearing American flag has been reported to this office.

Repeated to the Department.

  1. Ortsgruppe, a local group of the Nazi Party, comprising all Party members in a certain town or city.