Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About

World War II Database

Message from the Polish Embassy to the Department of State

12 Sep 1941

The Polish Embassy to the Department of State

The Polish Government has informed Ambassador Biddle of their views regarding the Joint Declaration of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill and of their representations made to the British Government in this matter to the effect that:

a) point 2 of the Declaration is causing depression in Poland in view of the policy of ruthless extermination and mass transfers of populations, applied to Poland by Germany;

b) the Polish Government are apprehensive that the wording of the Joint Declaration as regards the security of the post-war world does not appear to take into account strategic and economic factors of security. The Polish Government regard these factors as fundamental and essential, regardless of the degree in which the future status of European peace will be improved in comparison to the Versailles settlement;

c) likewise the necessity for compensating damages willfully inflicted and of obtaining just reparations which would, at last partly, equalize Poland's economic possibilities with that of her neighbors seems to be entirely left out.

Poland hopes that the British and U. S. Governments will consult with one another in this matter and that the points referred to will receive satisfactory interpretation in order to clarify this situation.

WASHINGTON, September 12, 1941. ww2dbase

Yale Law School Avalon Project

Added By:
C. Peter Chen

Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code


Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Famous WW2 Quote
"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!