Friday, July 11, 2014

ADSS 10.134 Luigi Maglione to Amleto Cicognani (USA)

Reference: Telegram 1499 (AES 2712/44)

Location and date: Vatican 05.04.1944

Summary statement: The Holy See is doing everything possible for the Jews of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Baltic States.

Language: Italian


I received your telegram 1840. (1)

As already communicated to Your Excellency, there have been recent renewed appeals made through the Apostolic Nunciature in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia for the Jews resident there. (2)

The Holy See continues to take the utmost interest in the problem. (3)

A similar action will not be possible for the Jews of the Baltic States. (4)

Concerning the Jews in Shanghai, the Japanese government has not responded. (5)

(1) ADSS 10.127
(2) See ADSS 10.117.  William Godfrey, Apostolic Delegate in London, had written on 14.01.1944 to Alexander Eastermann (1890-1985), World Jewish Congress: “I feel certain that if His Holiness is in a position to be of any assistance, he will do all he can as constantly as he has done in the past”.
(3) See ADSS 10.137, 158, 187
(4) Nothing was found on this matter. See ADSS 10.313

(5) See ADSS 10.127.

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