840.48 Refugees/1–2045: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden (Johnson)16

110. The following for Johnson and Olsen17 from Department and War Refugee Board is WRB 296. Board understands that Swedish Minister in Washington,18 at the request of a private organization, is transmitting to the Swedish government the request that Sweden again appeal to the German Government to refrain from further extermination and persecution of the Jews remaining in German-occupied territory.

You may indicate to appropriate Swedish officials that this Government would welcome an appeal along such lines.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, sent as telegram 338, January 20, 6 p.m., to Bern. Telegram 885, February 8, 1945 (not printed), reported that the Legation was informed that Swiss authorities had contacted the Swiss Legation in Berlin with a view to examining the means of taking action along the desired lines (840.48 Refugees/2–845).
  2. Iver C. Olsen, Representative of the War Refugee Board in Sweden.
  3. W. Boström.