740.00119 EW/4–348: Telegram

The United States Political Adviser for Germany ( Murphy ) to the Secretary of State

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774. All non-cultural restitution to USSR and satellites stopped effective yesterday. Restitutions Branch instructed hold all released property not already shipped, not to publicize this move and to stall off restitutions missions with any excuse.

List restitutions property released or shipped Hungary (re mytels 751 and 752, April 11) should not be publicized.

Cultural restitution and restitution to west to continue normally.

Murphy
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