840.48 Refugees/4529

The Acting Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Campbell)

My Dear Mr. Chargé d’affaires: I have received your letter of September 9, 1943 in regard to the decision of your Government to [Page 356] accept for onward transport to Palestine all Jews who may succeed in escaping to Turkey from enemy-controlled territory.

I assume that the British Ambassador at Ankara will be informed of this decision and hope that it will be possible for him to communicate it informally to the American Embassy at Ankara. Such action would be of great assistance in connection with our joint efforts to relieve the sufferings of these unfortunate people.

Sincerely yours,

A. A. Berle, Jr.