740.00119 (Potsdam)/7–3045

No. 1152
Proposal by the United States Delegation1

Western Frontier of Poland

U. S. Proposal

In conformity with the agreement on Poland reached at the Crimean Conference the three Heads of Government have sought the [Page 1151]opinion of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity in regard to the accession of territory in the north and west which Poland should receive. The President of Poland and members of the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity have been received at the Conference and have fully presented their views. The three Heads of Government reaffirm their opinion that the final delimitation of the western frontier of Poland should await the peace settlement.

The three Heads of Government agree that, pending the final determination of Poland’s western frontier, the former German territories east of a line running from the Baltic Sea through Swinemünde, and thence along the Oder River to the confluence of the western Neisse River2 and along the western Neisse to the Czechoslovak frontier, including that portion of East Prussia not placed under the administration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in accordance with the understanding reached at this conference and including the area of the former free city of Danzig, shall be under the administration of the Polish State and for such purposes should not be considered as part of the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany.

  1. Attachment 1b to the summary of the Tenth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, July 30. See ante, pp. 485, 497. Byrnes had given Molotov a copy of this proposal at a private meeting immediately preceding the Tenth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers. See ante, p. 480.
  2. i. e., the Lausitzer Neisse or Nysa Łużycka. See the map facing p. 1152, post.