865.4016/155: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State

83. My 81, March 10, 10 a.m.50 Ciano confirmed to me this afternoon the information contained in my 78, March 8, 1 p.m. with regard [Page 654] to foreign Jews in Italy. Furthermore, he said that this applied also to the German refugees. There will be no roundup or imprisonment of any foreign Jews in Italy on March 12.

He gave me very definitely the impression that the decision had been reached to relax the anti-Jewish campaign.

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