740.00115A PW/7–945: Telegram

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

3481. Am[erican] Interests—Japan. Legs 3320, June 26.72 Swiss note July 6 states through May situation favorable [for] Black Market purchases behalf Futatabi internees with special credit authorized Dept’s 1439, Apr. 12.73 Thus far two credits utilized retroactively for Feb and March. Since June 5 raid, Kobe prices increased repeatedly practically impossible purchase anything. During same raid substantial quantity food intended Futatabi camp concentrated Swiss Consulate, Kobe, destroyed.

  1. Not printed; it reported that Mr. Gorgé was again intervening with the Japanese authorities regarding food, bathing facilities, clothing, cigarettes, and relief parcels at the camp for civilian internees at Futatabi (740.00115A PW/6–2645).
  2. Not printed.