711.94114A/3–2145: Telegram

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

1686. American Interests—Japan. Your 756, February 19.36 Swiss note March 16 states Gorgé will forward translation regulations concerning POW camps which appear in official Japanese gazette. He adds that Jap Foreign Ministry never transmits such regulations protecting Power or Intercross.


[In telegram 1296, March 31, 6 p.m., the Department requested the Swiss Government to inform the Japanese Government that the Japanese reply to American charges of decapitation of an American airman by Japanese forces was inacceptable (see telegram 731, February 1, 6 p.m., from Bern, page 320). In telegram 1371, April 6, the Department requested the Swiss Government to protest the murder by Japanese authorities of four American civilians interned at Manila. For texts of telegrams 1296 and 1371, see Department of State Bulletin, September 9, 1945, pages 351 and 352.]

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