Sunday, September 13, 2015

ADSS 1.118 Tardini, notes: Mussolini hopes war can be avoided

ADSS 1.118 Domenico Tardini, Secretariat of State, notes.

Reference: AES 6835/39

Location and date: Vatican, 25.08.1939

Summary statement: Mussolini hoped to avoid war.

Language: Italian


The Italian Ambassador (1) informs me that Mussolini said to the Finance Minister of the Reich (2): “Let us hope that war can be avoided.”

(1) Bonifacio Pignatti (1877-1957) Italian Ambassador to the Holy See, 1935-39.

(2) Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887-1977), German Minister of Finance 1932-45.

Bonifacio Pignatti (r)

Lutz von Krosigk (l)

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