The United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit for the Department’s information a report by a member of my staff on the repatriation of former Russian soldiers. There is described in the document the incident at Dachau on January 19, 1946, in which a number of Soviet nationals committed or attempted suicide, rather than be returned to Soviet Union. It will be noted that upon closer investigation of the individuals who are being repatriated that eleven individuals were released by the Soviet repatriation authorities as not being of Soviet nationality.
This latter situation is one of grave import and is only one of several reports of like nature which recently have been brought to the Mission’s notice. Investigations of these other instances are being made and the Department will be informed as soon as concrete evidence or information is received.