740.00116 European War 1939/1104a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Standley)

767. Department’s 758, August 27, 10 p.m. At the suggestion of the British Government which says there is insufficient evidence to justify the statement regarding execution in gas chambers, it has been [Page 417] agreed to eliminate the last phrase in paragraph 2 of the “Declaration on German Crimes in Poland” beginning “where” and ending “chambers” thus making the second paragraph end with “concentration camps”. Please inform the Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the change in text.18

  1. For text released on August 30, 1943, see Department of State Bulletin, September 4, 1943, p. 150.