The Minister in Sweden (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

No. 3596

Sir: With reference to my telegram to the Department No. 2283 June 23, 9 p.m.,67 1 have the honor to transmit the text of a letter dated June 1767 delivered here June 20) in which Hungarian Minister Antal Ullein-Reviczky describes the advantages which he believes would attend the clarification of the attitude which the three principal Allied Governments have hitherto shown toward the dissident Hungarian diplomats. It is understood that similar letters were addressed to the British and Soviet Ministers in Stockholm.68

In his letter, Mr. Ullein-Reviczky endeavors to demonstrate that some form of public encouragement or approval on the part of the three principal Allies is necessary if the dissident Hungarian diplomats are to develop their anti-Nazi activities successfully.

Minister Ullein-Reviczky has correctly sensed a progressive deterioration in his position and that of his Legation. The formation of a group styling itself the “Association of Hungarian Democrats in Sweden” has already been mentioned (see my despatch No. 3436 of May 31, 1944)69 as an indication that the Hungarian colony here is [Page 877] now drifting away from Minister Ullein-Reviczky. He has also been disappointed by the Swedish Government’s decision to accept a Chargé d’Affaires from the puppet regime in Budapest (cf. my telegrams to the Department Nos. 1899 May 27, 6 p.m., 2069 June 9, 6 p.m., and 2231 June 21, 4 p.m.).70 The report of this Swedish intention soon spread among the Hungarian colony, apparently as a result of boasting to third parties by some of the few members of the local Hungarian Legation who have accepted the present “Government”, namely either Assistant Military Attaché Major Voczköndy, Press Attaché Morvay, or Major Voczköndy’s clerk.

Respectfully yours,

Herschel V. Johnson
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  3. The British Minister was Sir Victor A. L. Mallet.
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