840.414/9–2145: Telegram

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

594. For Murphy and Drury. Re urtel 582, September 21.90 Dept urges that you be guided by directives set forth Deptel 564, September 28 in agreeing to transfer of FornOff documents to Kassel. Exploitation of important classified material relating to our Allies should be carried on without interruption pending receipt of orders regarding ultimate disposition of archives. Reliable information from AmEmbassy Warsaw indicates French Deuxiéme Bureau files transferred to Prague by Germans after occupation of Paris have been moved to Moscow by Russian NKVD.91

  1. Not printed. In this telegram Mr. Murphy urged moving German Foreign Office records from Marburg Castle to the Ministerial Collecting Center at Fürstenhagen, near Kassel, becuase of fire hazard, security reasons, and need of better facilities for exploiting documents. (840.414/9–2145)
  2. People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union.