740.0011 European War, 1939/4: Telegram
The Consul at Danzig (Kuykendall) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9:30 a.m.]
I have been notified officially by the Senate at 7:20 this morning that state of war between Germany and Poland exists since 4:45 this morning.3 I was officially invited to remain as representative of neutral power and I was assured that every protection will be accorded [Page 403] to me and American colony. Also was told of Forster’s proclamation of today’s date that Danzig is a part of the Reich and all Danzig is ended except constitution remains in force.
- In reply to telegraphic inquiry from the Department, the Consul at Danzig reported in telegrams of September 2, 4 p.m. and September 4, 3 p.m., that the notification was oral and that use of the words “state of war” was later disclaimed (740.0011 European War, 1939/141, 135).↩