• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/42/101-200
  • Dates of Creation
      13 Feb-27 Mar 1942
  • Physical Description
      100 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains materials relating to Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Singapore, Syria, Libya, Japan, Hungary, Madagascar, China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Poland, Indian independence, and German naval operations. There are significant materials regarding the recruitment of Jews for military service in Palestine, the evacuation of children from Greece, diplomatic negotiations between Japan and the Pope, the situation of Jews in Slovakia and Iraq, responses to the Struma disaster, negotiations of the post-war borders of Russia, and divisive debates within Free France. The file contains an account of a meeting between Chaim Weizmann and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cranborne, Secretary of State for the Colonies, an interview with Sir Stafford Cripps, a report from Turkey immediately after the sinking of MV Struma, and an account of the treatment of a Jewish soldier in the Royal Air Force.