711.94114A/3–1945: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

1662. American Interests—Far East. Legation’s 7704, November 23.35 Foreign Office note March 14 states Swiss Legation Tokyo reports that since beginning 1945 it has received about dozen letters from POWs detained various camps Japan.

During recent visits representative Swiss Legation ascertained that POWs had been informed of circular which Japanese authorities had been asked to distribute in all camps regarding correspondence with protecting power.

Swiss Legation not informed whether this circular also distributed camps situated outside Japan.