Memorandum of Conversation, by the Adviser on Political Relations (Dunn)

In the course of a call this morning, the Polish Ambassador referred to the desire of Dr. Rajchman19 to come to the United States to deal with the American Red Cross and the American Commission for Polish Relief in the capacity of Delegate of the Polish Government. The Ambassador said he had received a telegram from his Government stating that Mr. Biddle20 had received instructions from the Department with regard to Dr. Rajchman’s proposed visit, and his Government had inquired as to the source of these instructions.

I told the Ambassador that we had informed Ambassador Biddle that upon hearing from Count Potocki that Dr. Rajchman had planned to come here on this mission, we had considered the visit as premature, as neither the Red Cross nor the American Commission had as yet made final arrangements with regard to relief operations in Poland. Count Potocki said that he had informed his Government [Page 212] in the same sense, and was glad to know that we had sent such a message to Mr. Biddle.

James Clement Dunn
  1. Ludwik Witold Rajchman, who eventually entered the United States as a delegate of the Polish Government for matters pertaining to relief and the problem of Polish refugees. He also engaged in various activities unconnected with his regular duties, such as being an adviser to T. V. Soong, Special Chinese Emissary to the United States.
  2. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., had been Ambassador to Poland since May 4, 1937.