740.00116 European War/1228: Telegram

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

16. Reference Department’s 9, January 1, 7 p.m. Will keep Department fully informed of future information we obtain regarding [Page 1200] atrocity trials.32 As I understand your cable, it does not request me to take any steps against the Soviet Government and I will do nothing more unless instructed.

  1. In telegram 92, January 12, 1944, the Ambassador sent a translation of an article by the Soviet jurist Aron Naumovich Trainin entitled “The Criminal Responsibility of the Hitlerite Criminals,” printed in War and the Working Class (Voyna i rabochy klass) for January 1, 1944, wherein the Soviet attitude toward the trial of captured war criminals was plainly stated (740.00116 European War/1245).