800.4016 DP/6–1445: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser for Italy (Kirk)

11. For Erhardt.56 Urtel 1877 May 3.57 Acting on approval of Brit and US Govts CCAC has directed SHAEF that displaced Italian nationals are to be assimilated in assembly and care to United Nations displaced persons and that they are to be repatriated as rapidly as requirements for maintenance of forces of occupation and arrangements with Italian Govt permit. Preference in repatriation however is to be given to United Nations displaced persons and persons freed from concentration camps or other places of internment or detention.

  1. John George Erhardt, assigned to the staff of the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces, Mediterranean Theater.
  2. Not printed.