740.0011European War, 1939/636a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania ( Gunther )

156. You are authorized in your discretion to approach the appropriate Rumanian official and tell him in a purely personal way that American public opinion is watching anxiously the treatment meted out by the Rumanian Government to President Moscicki and other members of the Polish Government in their hour of defeat.

Please telegraph, after the most discreet soundings, whether in your best judgment a personal message from the President to King Carol [Page 694] to the effect that should President Moscicki seek refuge in the United States he would be welcomed in accordance with traditional American policy toward political refugees, would be helpful to King Carol and the Rumanian Government and would prove effective.