Editorial Note

The documents printed and cited in this section are considerably illuminated by contemporary diary notes and other materials written by a number of the ranking participants in the discussions of this subject within the United States Government. See particularly Hull, pp. 1602 ff.; Stimson and Bundy, pp. 568 ff.; and Morgenthau materials printed in Blum, pp. 339 ff., and Morgenthau Diary (Germany), vol. I, pp. 415 ff. See also Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. I, pp. 276 ff.