740.00112A EW/5–845: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State


4640. 1. Black List Committee has approved following criteria for listing post VE–Day:

Important German-controlled firms which have hitherto escaped listing;
Persons known to hold or to conceal or to be transferring enemy assets, loot or assets belonging to enemy leaders or their associates;
Persons dealing with cloaking or otherwise acting in close association with persons on the Statutory List. (A few additions of this type may be required in order to enforce the list.)

2. It is felt the best results are likely to be achieved by making an example of selected important offenders and that it would probably be preferable in many cases to exact a suitably worded undertaking which will be a revision of the current British standard undertaking.

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