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 to:-
The President, the French Ambassador at Washington, Mr. Cordell Hull, M. Petain etc.?
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 ESCAPE."
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