740.00119 Control (Germany)/7–3045

The United States Political Adviser for Germany ( Murphy ) to the Secretary of State

No. 722

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of an OSS report69 setting forth the views of Konrad Adenauer70 on the Allied occupation policy and of ways in which its execution may be improved.

Adenauer stresses the importance of uniform policies for the government of all zones, and the need for a quick revival of transportation to alleviate the threatened food shortage. To accomplish our mission in Germany he declares that we must set the kind of example we expect to be followed, and that some hope of a modest living, together with opportunities for amusement and education, must be offered the Germans to prevent their further moral and intellectual disintegration.

It is believed that these views, coming as they do from a prominent anti-Nazi and, on the whole, a sympathetic exponent of our point of view, will be of considerable interest to the Department.


Robert Murphy
  1. Not printed.
  2. Oberbürgermeister of Cologne.