740.0011 European War, 1939/4: Telegram

The Consul at Danzig (Kuykendall) to the Secretary of State

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.

  1. 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).