393.0015/11–848: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot) to the Secretary of State

2345. Mr. Glassgold, head of the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, again has requested advice whether our Government in any emergency evacuation plan is giving consideration for about 350 displaced persons under his care. His refugees are mostly Germans, Polish, Austrians or stateless. Glassgold claims he could provide transportation for them for some nearby place like Guam or Okinawa. He also asks what haven they could go to if evacuated.

Mr. Gologoff, Chairman of the Russian Emigrants Association, Shanghai, states there are 8,000 political immigrants residing in China, the majority being White Russians who are afraid to remain in China if Communists are in power. He wants to know if our Government would aid them in case of an emergency evacuation.

Advice on these policy questions is requested.

Sent Nanking 1773; repeated Department 2345.