740.00115 PW/6–845: Telegram

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

3089. American Interests—China. Leg’s airgrams 671, May 3, 689, May 7.52 Fontanel reports in connection transfer Yu Yuen Road and Columbia Country Club civilian centers to former Sacred Heart Hospital that this new center designated “Civilian Assembly Center Eastern Area”.

Fontanel not yet able visit this camp and will not be authorized do so until completely installed. He rec’d through confidential source complaints from persons taken there. Transfer made hastily and buildings where internees quartered said to lack all essential installations, specially sanitary facilities.53

  1. Neither printed.
  2. In telegram 2044, June 15, 6 p.m., to Bern, the Department directed that Mr. Fontanel be informed of its deep concern over the serious situation of the Shanghai internees and of its request for strong representations to be made in Tokyo (740.00115 PW/6–845).