Saturday, December 19, 2015

ADSS 1.146 & 147 Maglione to Orsenigo: minorities and possible independence for Danzig


ADSS 1.146 Luigi Maglione, Sec State to  Cesare Orsenigo, Germany.

Reference: Telegram number 109 (AES 5865/39)

Location and date: Vatican, 29.08.1939

Summary statement: Attempts for guarantee of minorities.

Language: Italian

Text:

With reference to proposal contained in Your Excellency’s coded message No. 335 (1), Poland’s Nuncio suggests that Holy See ask “German and Polish Governments about the steps they think necessary to guarantee minorities situation in respective countries”. (2)

Notes: 
(1) ADSS 1.123

(2) ADSS 1.142.  Filippo Cortesi (1876-1947), Nuncio to Poland 1936-47.


ADSS 1.147 Luigi Maglione, Sec State, to Cesare Orsenigo, Germany.

Reference: Telegram number 100 (AES 5866/39)

Location and date: Vatican, 29.08.1939

Summary statement: Nuncio is informed about the project of making the Danzig Corridor an independent state.

Language: Italian

Text:

Some diplomats suggest the following situation for the Danzig question.

“The Polish Corridor and the nearby territory could become an independent State like Monaco, Lichtenstein, etc., guaranteed or administered by uninvolved powers, who would ensure complete freedom to all nationalities and to commerce”. (1)

Although the situation now appears very grave I communicate the above to Your Excellency by the august order of the Holy Father, for use in such ways as you think possible and opportune.

Notes: 
(1) ADSS 1.134

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