Department of the Army Files
The Assistant Secretary of War ( McCloy ) to the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs ( Matthews )1
Dear Doc: Enclosed is a telephone conversation I had with Secretary Stimson this morning which I think it might be well for you to consider and perhaps show to the Secretary of State in connection with any meetings that this new group2 may have.
I know that Mr. Stimson is feeling very strongly about the wisdom of imprisoning the Gestapo. I have asked our people to check up on the size and extent of the Gestapo, so far as we have any means of checking, with an idea of determining what is involved.
- McCloy sent copies of this letter to Hopkins, Hilldring, and White.↩
- i.e., the Cabinet Committee on Germany. See post, p. 90.↩
- Signed July 27, 1929. For text, see Department of State, Treaty Series No. 846; Department of State, Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America, 1776–1949, vol. 2, p. 932; 47 Stat. (2) 2021.↩