800.4016 DP/7–545: Airgram

No. 528
The Assistant to the President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City (Tittmann) to the Secretary of State

A–17. Referring to my Airgram 12 of June 29, 1945,1 the following is translation of Note received from Holy See dated July 5, 1945:2

“Several thousand Ukrainians are in Germany and fear that they may be sent to Galicia.

“On their behalf the Holy See has been requested to use its good offices in order that these poor refugees may soon be allowed to leave Germany and to take refuge in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, or any other country rather than being obliged to go to territories under Russian domination.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. A similar communication of May 22 with respect to Lithuanians in Germany and Italy, and Latvians and Estonians in Germany, was transmitted to the Acting Secretary of State by Myron C. Taylor, the Personal Representative of the President at Vatican City, in telegram No. 118 of May 22 (file No. 800.4016 D. P./5–2245).