Sunday, April 19, 2015

ADSS 1.28 Orsenigo, Germany to Maglione: Hitler's first response to Peace Conference


ADSS 1.28 Cesare Orsenigo (1), Germany to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.

Reference: Telegram 322, (AES 2390/39)

Location and date: Berlin, 06.05.1939

Summary statement: Hitler delays reply regarding the project of a papal peace conference.

Language: Italian

Text:

In yesterday’s conversation, the Chancellor listened with attention to my communication; and first of all begged me to thank the Holy Father for his message.  Then he added he could not give an immediate answer as he wanted first to speak with Mussolini about it.

The Foreign Minister (2) asked me to see that no mention was made in the Press, including the Vatican newspaper, of my conversation with the Chancellor.

Report follows. (3)

Notes: 
(1) Cesare Orsenigo (1873-1946), Nuncio to Germany 1930-45.
(2) Joachim Ribbentrop (1893-1946), German Foreign Minister 1938-45.
(3) ADSS 1.29


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