860F.48/55a: Telegram

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

51. The British Government has instructed its Embassy at Berlin to make representations urging that no obstacles be placed in the way of departure from territory of the former Czechoslovak Government now under the control of Germany of persons for whom provision to enter the United Kingdom had been given or promised.

You are requested to make similar representations with respect to the persons who have received visas for admission into the United States or who may expect shortly to obtain such visas. You should [Page 51] also emphasize to the German authorities that persecution resulting in the driving of large numbers of persons out of the newly occupied territories could not but have a most serious effect upon the efforts which are being made by this and other governments to facilitate orderly emigration from Germany.

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