740.0011 European War 1939/23394: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Second Secretary of Legation in Switzerland ( Thompson ), Temporarily in France

527. Your 1160 August 7, midnight and Department’s 512 August 19, 9 p.m. On August 24 the Polish Ambassador25 spoke to the Under Secretary concerning the reported action of the French in acceding to German demands that Polish refugees (presumably Jews) in unoccupied France be handed over for forced labor in Germany. The Under Secretary said that representations had already been made concerning the treatment of refugees of this kind and that we would continue to do everything which we considered might be useful. The Ambassador asked particularly that you keep in touch with Mr. Zabiello the “unofficial Polish Chargé d’Affaires” in Vichy.

  1. Jan Ciechanowski.