Editorial Note

The widely-publicized Krakow Trials in which 17 Polish citizens including a leading official in the Polish Peasant Party were charged with maintaining contacts with the underground and furnishing “espionage material” to representatives of foreign powers ended on September 11. On September 18, the Department of State issued a statement denying charges made during the trial that former Ambassador Lane and members of his staff were among the chief recipients of the alleged “espionage materials”. For the text of the Department’s statement, see Department of State Bulletin, October 5, 1947, page 706.