The State Secretary in the German Foreign office (Weizsäcker) to the German Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Schulenburg); June 14, 1940
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Frame 175538, serial 270


BERLIN, June 14, 1940-8:45 p. m.
Received Moscow June 14, 1940-11:30 p. m.

No. 1003 of June 13

For the Chief of Mission or his representative personally. Strictly secret. To be deciphered personally. To be treated as confidential.

From a strictly secret source with which you are acquainted it has come to our knowledge that the Soviet Minister in Stockholm, Frau Kollontay, recently stated to the Belgian Minister there that it was to the common interest of the European powers to place themselves in opposition to German imperialism. It had become evident that the German danger was far greater than had been believed.

The Reich Foreign Minister requests you, if opportunity arises, and without revealing the source, to discuss tactfully with Molotov the hostile attitude of Minister Kollontay toward Germany.


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