840.48 Refugees/1399: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

127. For Myron Taylor. Your 191, February 9, 4 p.m. Before leaving London please make clear to the British the great importance [Page 90] which this Government attaches to the possibility of creating a supplementary Jewish homeland in Angola. We do not wish to cause the British any embarrassment by suggesting that they take the initial steps in sounding out the Portuguese with respect to the creation of an autonomous Jewish colony within the Portuguese Empire. Other ways and means could well be found, but the possibility of successful mass settlement in Angola appears so great that we have no intention of letting the matter drop.