762.71/85: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany ( Geist ) to the Secretary of State

267. From reliable sources I learn that the Rumanian Foreign Minister69 after his talk with Hitler considered German-Rumanian relations satisfactory from the Rumanian point of view. Hitler complained to the Rumanian Foreign Minister regarding the attitude of Poland over the Danzig question. He stated that he had made a very substantial offer to Poland for Danzig. The Chancellor was bitterly resentful of Poland’s intransigent attitude for which he blames the British and gave Gafencu to understand that he intended to have Danzig at all costs sooner or later. Hitler gave expression to his disquietude over the attitude of Polish local officials towards German nationals in their jurisdiction.

  1. Grigore Gafencu.