740.00119 EW 1939/2635

Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs (Riddleberger) to Mr. Fletcher Warren, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State (Berle)

Mr. Warren: I return herewith the O.S.S. report9 on the most recent German peace feeler in Switzerland. Under arrangements made at Moscow,10 the three powers are supposed to inform one another of any peace feelers which they may receive. I have consequently drafted communications to the British and Soviet Embassies advising them of this matter.11

Could you request O.S.S. to inform its representative in Switzerland of the position of this government with respect to such peace feelers.12

James W. Riddleberger
  1. Dated May 16, p. 510.
  2. For correspondence on the Tripartite Conference of Foreign Ministers, October 18–November 1, 1943, see Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. 1, pp. 513 ff.
  3. See footnote 90, p. 510.
  4. Marginal note in text, presumably in reply to this request, read as follows: “This will be done when file is returned to me after aide-m[émoire]’s are sent.” See footnote 90, p. 510.