860C.01/1–845: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé to the Czechoslovak Government in Exile (Schoenfeld), at London 13

281. In response to your Zecho 1, January 8, 1945, 2 p.m.14 the Department feels that you should not take any initiative in relation to the recognition of the Lublin Committee by the Czechoslovak Government. If, however, the question is raised again you may find it advisable to point out that this Government continues to recognize the Polish Government in Exile as stated publicly by the Secretary on January 1, 1945 and January 5 [4?] 1945.15 The recognition of the [Page 113]Lublin Committee is a matter solely for the decision of the Czechoslovak Government.16

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  1. Rudolf Schoenfeld was also Chargé to the Polish Government in Exile, at London.
  2. Czechoslovak Series telegram No. 1, not printed; in it the Chargé” reported having been informed by a Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry official that the Soviet Government had requested the Czechoslovak Government to extend recognition to the Lublin Committee as the Provisional Government of Poland while the British had requested the Czechoslovak Government not to do so (860C.01/1–845).
  3. See footnote 12, above.
  4. In his Czechoslovak Series telegram No. 6, January 30, 1945, 8 p.m., not printed, the Chargé to the Czechoslovak Government in Exile, reported having been informed by the Czechoslovak Foreign Minister, Jan Masaryk. that the Czechoslovak Government had decided to recognize the Lublin Committee as the Provisional Government of Poland as a result of severe pressure by the Soviet Government (860C.01/1–3045).