Edward Reed au nonce en Italie Borgongini Duca

  • Edward Reed to the Nuncio to Italy Borgongini Duca
Polacchi-Civili-Pol. 10, orig.)
Language of Description
6 Oct 1940
Level of Description
  • English
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

Not available.

Scope and Content

Reed asks Borgongini Duca to inform the Secretariat of State of the Holy See that, according to information received by the Government of the United States from its Embassy in Moscow, the Soviet authorities have refused to undertake investigations on behalf of the Government of the United States for the purpose of ascertaining the whereabouts in the Soviet Union of persons who are not American citizens. It is in the understanding of United States Government, says Reed, that persons of Polish nationality now in Soviet-occupied Poland are considered by the Soviet Government to be citizens of the U.S.S.R and, as such, are not the appropriate subjects of an inquiry on the part of a foreign government.

Publication Note

Secrétairerie d'Etat de Sa Sainteté, Actes et documents du Saint-Siège relatifs à la période de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1969, vol.6.

Archivist Note

Description made by Francesco Gelati.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0