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Telegram from Rahn to the German Foreign Ministry, from the 14/12/1942

Date:

14.12.1942

Location:

שוויץ, תוניס, תוניסיה

Personality:

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jean-Pierre Esteva, Moncef Bey, Swiss President, Winston Churchill

Idea:

Inner Organisation (France)

Organization:

Allied forces in Tunisia, French Residency, Swiss embassy in Tunis, Swiss Goverment, Tunisian Civilians

Archive:

political archive of the foreign ministry

Case number:

Rahn _Dec42_page 57

Description

Language: German

French Telegram from the Swiss embassy in Tunis to the Swiss Government relaying a message from General Esteva to be put forth to Roosevelt and Churchill, expressing the damage inflicted on the population of Tunis by Allied bombing. He – in the name of the Bey – therefore appeals to their humanitarian sensibility and requests an end to the targeting of the old city and Muslim living quarters, which aren´t involved in any militaristic activity. The Telegram closes with an appeal to have the message directly relayed by the Swiss president.

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