711.71114A/9–944: Telegram

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

2228. ReDeptel 2148, September 7. Department is informed by Legation Bern54 that Swiss Legation Bucharest has reported that American colony in Rumania desires learn when representatives of this Government will arrive to protect United States interests vis-à-vis the Soviet authorities.

From another source55 Department learns of feeling by approximately 500 Americans in Rumania that they require further protection. Department is requesting Bern56 to ascertain from Swiss Legation Bucharest exactly what if any obstacles prevent normal extension of protection to Americans.

  1. Telegram 5960, September 9, not printed.
  2. Telegram 338, September 9, 6 p.m., from Caserta, not printed.
  3. Telegram 3217, September 16, midnight, not printed.