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The Riegner Report:
Silverman Forwards Riegner Cable to Wise

(August 28, 1942)


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Sidney Silverman, a member of the British Parliament, sent a Riegner's cable to Stephen Wise after the State Department refused to do so.

C Aug 28-42

1. LINYL LIVERPOOL 123 1/64 25 NLT
2. STEPHEN WISE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS NEW YORK
3.
HAVE RECEIVED THROUGH FOREIGN OFFICE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM RIEGNER GENEVA STOP (RECEIVED ALARMING REPORT THAT IN FUHRERS HEADQUARTERS PLAN DISCUSSED AND UNDER CONSIDERATION ALL JEWS IN COUNTRIES OCCUPIED OR CONTROLLED GERMANY NUMBERING 3-1/2 TO 4 MILLION SHOULD AFTER DEPORTATION AND CONCENTRATION IN EAST AT ONE BLOW EXTERMINATED TO RESOLVE ONCE FOR ALL JEWISH QUESTION IN EUROPE. STOP ACTION REPORTED PLANNED FOR AUTUMN METHODS UNDER DISCUSSION INCLUDING PRUSSIC ACID STOP WE TRANSMIT INFORMATION WITH ALL NECESSARY RESERVATION AS EXACTITUDE CANNOT BE CONFIRMED STOP INFORMANT STATED TO HAVE CLOSE CONNECTIONS WITH HIGHEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES AND HIS REPORTS GENERALLY RELIABLE STOP INFORM AND CONSULT NEW YORK STOP FOREIGN OFFICE HAS NO INFORMATION BEARING ON OR CONFIRMING STORY
4. SAMUEL SILVERMAN
5. MM REFERRED ADSE: B5057 SNDR & TEXT NSL
7. WU
1200 CNY 89035 AG

Sources: PBS

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