860C.001 Moscicki, Ignacy/27: Telegram

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

290. My 286, September 30, 12 p.m.57 and previous. Michel Moscicki, son of ex-President and Polish Minister at Brussels has just called on me at the Chancery. He is on his way to see his father at Bicaz. He states that it is now proposed to move the latter to Sinaia.

He intimated that in case of difficulties in the way of going to Switzerland his father had been considering taking refuge in America, but had not yet heard whether he would be welcome. I assured him that he would be and spoke to him along the lines of paragraph 2 of your 156 of September 28, 6 p.m.

To the query this morning of the Polish Ambassador as to whether the ex-President and his government might now leave Rumania, Minister for Foreign Affairs Gafencu replied affirmatively if to a neutral country but requested that a few days be allowed to lapse first.

Shall keep you informed of developments.

Above repeated to Paris.

  1. Not printed; it reported that the successor chosen by President Moscicki was General Raczkiewicz, former Voivode (Provincial Governor) of Pomerania and the President of the Polish Senate (8600.001 Moscicki, Ignacy/34½).