52. Editorial Note

On May 15 General Lucius D. Clay, the President’s Special Representative in Berlin, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his tour in the city and Chancellor Adenauer’s concern about U.S. policy in Berlin. Clay stated that the confidence of West Berliners had largely returned after the building of the wall and that there would be an interlude of indeterminate length in Soviet harassment of the city. Clay then reported that the Chancellor had two fears, neither of which Clay believed was shared by the German people: 1) transfer of authority to an international access authority which would void Western responsibility if there were a crisis, and 2) a degree of recognition of the German Democratic Republic. For text of his testimony as well as questions by the committee, see Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), 1962, volume XIV, pages 481–500.