740.00115 European War 1939/152: Telegram

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

2135. Department’s 936, November 22, 6 p.m.66 I am now in receipt of telegrams from American Embassy, Paris to the Department, 2761, November 15, 5 p.m.66 and 2782, November 18, 1 p.m. and have noted the additional recommendations by the French Government in regard to the matter of the exchange on the basis of reciprocity of women and children which is already under consideration by the German authorities. In view of the fact, however, that the Department states in its 936, November 22, 6 p.m. that upon the receipt of a reply from the British Government it proposes to submit for reconsideration to the French Government the entire matter of civilian enemy aliens I shall be [apparent omission] to be informed if the Department desires me to communicate now to the German authorities the additional observations of the French Government relating to the exchange of children up to 16 years of age, men over 65 and cripples and incurables of all ages or if these additional proposals should be withheld pending presentation of the entire question of civilian enemy aliens based upon final decision of British and French Governments.

My 2093, November 21, 9 a.m. repeated today to London and Paris.

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