740.00119 Control (Germany)/7–1745

No. 1053
The Secretary of War ( Stimson ) to the President 1

[Extract2]
top secret

Memorandum for the President

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… I would be disposed to grant to Poland some areas on her western boundaries which would tend to compensate her for the territory to be ceded to Russia. I feel however, that the burden is upon Russia to show that suitable provisions will be made to care for the millions of Germans now in those areas. We must make it clear that they cannot be shunted to American responsibility.…

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Henry L Stimson
  1. Submitted to Byrnes for transmittal to Truman (see document No. 849).
  2. For the other portions of this memorandum, see the enclosure to document No. 849 and document No. 1022.