840.48 Refugees/3092: Airgram

The Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Warren ) to the Secretary of State

A–63. In continuation of my airgram No. A–50 of August 27, 1942, 6 p.m., there appeared in the semi-official La Nación yesterday an article stating that Pétain through the French Minister here had expressed his gratitude to President Trujillo for the latter’s humanitarian gesture in offering asylum in the Dominican Republic to 3,500 Jewish refugee children from unoccupied France. The article also states that the Vichy Government has taken steps to determine the number of children who are in a position to accept the Dominican offer and that the Dominican Government now awaits only the details in this respect before taking the steps necessary to effect the transfer of the children.