UNITED AMERICAN SPANISH AID COMMITTEE
83 McAllister Street,
June 19th 1940
I have just heard that many of the Spanish Refugees and International volunteers
are trapped in prisons and labor batallions [sic] in the path of the advancing Nazi
army. We are sending telegrams to the French Government pleading with it to free them
and to give them a chance to escape.
Will you show that the American people care, will you help to express the humanitarian
feelings of thousands of free people by sending telegrams, night letters of letters
The President, the French Ambassador at Washington, Mr. Cordell Hull, M.
I suggest something like the following:-
"URGE THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT RELEASE IMMEDIATELY SPANISH REFUGEES AND INTERNATIONALS
TRAPPED IN PRISONS AND LABOR BATALLIONS [sic] IN PATH OF NAZIS. GIVE THEM CHANCE TO
In the name of humanity do this quickly, and ask all your friends to do the same;
thousands of brave antifascists are in danger of torture and death.
ON BEHALF OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER,
Dr. Thomas Addis