Editorial Note

The Cabinet Committee on Germany (i.e., Hull, Hopkins, Stimson, and Morgenthau) held its first meeting in Hull’s office on the morning of September 5, 1944. The paper entitled “Suggested Recommendations on Treatment of Germany From the Cabinet Committee for the President”, September 4, 1944, ante, p. 95, was presented at this meeting. [Page 98] No official minutes of the meeting have been found, but information on the meeting is included in Hull, pp. 1608–1609; Stimson and Bundy, pp. 569–570; Morgenthau material printed in Blum, pp. 359–360, and Morgenthau Diary (Germany), vol. I, pp. 524–528; and Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 161.