367N.1113 Cottin, Max/1: Telegram

The Consul General at Jerusalem (Wadsworth) to the Secretary of State

I have today obtained from police authorities information that the Mendel Kotin officially reported killed in Tiberias massacre of October 2 by Arab insurgent was Max Cottin, see application for registration August 4, 1938. His wife also killed to whom he was recently married here does not appear to have been an American. He is first American victim of last 2½ years Palestine disturbances.

Political director of Jewish Agency emphasizing “unspeakable horror” of such outrages and “unpardonable procrastination” of [Page 950]authorities stresses urgent need for more effectively implementing Jewish proposals for additional arming, see despatch 787 [727], September 20.