840.48 Refugees/3127

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The British Ambassador35 called at his request and said that he was glad to be able to tell me and this Government that the British Government had made inquiries of countries in South and Central America to ascertain if they would take Polish refugees. He said that the Mexican Government had made a favorable reply to the effect that it would take an unlimited number provided they were brought in and taken care of and returned to Europe after the war without any expense to Mexico. He added that Guatemala and maybe one other Central American country had likewise agreed to receive Polish refugees. I expressed keen interest and satisfaction to hear this.

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  1. Lord Halifax.