871.00/562: Telegram

The Minister in Rumania (Gunther) to the Secretary of State

3. In view of this Legation’s extremely limited cable allowance I had intended to report by despatch that in each of the interviews reported in my telegrams numbers 1, January 5, 2 [3] p.m., and 2, January 6, 10 p.m. [a.m.], with the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and likewise with Mr. Calinescu who is to be a member of the commission referred to in my telegram 2, I stressed the anxious attention with which events affecting Jews in Rumania would be followed in the United States. I reminded them that we have a large and law abiding Jewish population and that public opinion in the United States was outraged and shocked by the extreme anti-Semitic measures of the German Government.

Later there may be need of more direct representations if you so instruct me. As yet however there has been no overt act which would seem to warrant such representations and no American interests whatsoever have been threatened nor has any American enterprise or citizen yet appealed to the Legation.