840.48 Refugees/1–2045: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Switzerland (Huddle)

330. The following for McClelland is WRB 371. Reference is made to Department’s 127 of January 9, 1945, paragraph 5.

A report on the situation of Jews in Hungary by Intercross, dated November 15, 1944, and transmitted to WRB through Intercross [Page 1124] representative in Washington, states on page 10 (our translation from French) as follows:

“Our delegation in Budapest specifies that, in accordance with a declaration of Hungarian Minister of Interior,15 the Delegation of Intercross in Germany will have opportunity to exercise control over the working conditions of Hungarian Jewish workers placed under the supervision of Hungarian authorities. Intercross has immediately charged its Delegation in Germany to obtain opportunity to control the camps of Hungarian Jewish workers. A confirmation that German authorities accept such control has not yet been received to date.”

Please urge Intercross to follow up this matter until satisfaction is obtained.

  1. Ferenc Erdei.