740.0011 European War 1939/18844: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Switzerland (Huddle)

252. For Tittmann.24 Your 11, January 20.25 In answer to inquiries you may state in confidence that the policy of your Government with regard to the Baltic States has undergone ho change.

  1. Harold H. Tittmann, Jr., Assistant to the personal representative of President Roosevelt (Myron C. Taylor) to Pope Pius XII, Vatican City.
  2. Not printed. This telegram, relayed from Bern as No. 237 of January 23, 1942, announced that inquiries were being pressed regarding rumors, probably of German origin, that while the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Anthony Eden, had been in Moscow in December 1941, a bargain had been struck whereby the Soviet Union in principle “received a free hand in the Baltic States.”