860C.001 Moscicki, Ignacy/51: Telegram

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

443. My 435, December 16 [15], 6 p.m.66 and previous. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has just informed me orally that ex-President [Page 706] Moscicki has been released and is leaving for Switzerland today. The Minister expressed the hope that since we have been so interested in bringing about this event the reaction in the American press will counterbalance the expected adverse criticism of the German and Russian press.

In accordance with Minister Gafencu’s request, I am informing my British and French colleagues of the ex-President’s departure. Gafencu said that he would communicate the fact to the Rumanian press either tonight or [tomorrow?].

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