Thursday, May 25, 2017

1944 SECRET NEGOTIATIONS FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PASSPORTS

1944 SECRET NEGOTIATIONS FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PASSPORTS FOR PERSONS IN ENEMY-CONTROLLED EUROPE & SUBJECT TO PERSECUTION
(Excerpts from State Dept. Letter, 5/25/1944  Mr. J. Pehle to AA Berle)

“We have been advised by apparently well-informed persons that insofar as people in Poland are concerned it is of the utmost importance that no word of the issuance of such passports should reach the German authorities, & that if passports are to be made available to such persons, they should be transmitted through secret channels which are known to us…. Attached hereto is a list of fifteen families together with such biographical data as is available to us.”