740.00119 Control (Germany)/5–2946: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Spain (Bonsal)

758. Following statement is being released to press by Dept. today.

“On May 18 US Govt, presented to United Nations Security Council Subcommittee on Spain statement which included information on Germans remaining in Spain. There still remain in Spain 2,205 Nazis exclusive of families whose repatriation US Govt, wishes to effect as soon as possible. These Germans include 931 officials 794 intelligence agents 450 technicians scientists engineers and businessmen and 30 border guards. To expedite removal of these Germans US Govt is making available Marine Perch vessel capable of carrying 947 passengers which will arrive June 6 at Bilbao on way to Germany. The American Embassy in Madrid, in cooperation with Brit, and French representatives there, has made available to Spanish Govt, this information, giving that Govt, one month advance notice in which to concentrate an adequate number of Germans for removal.”