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October 30, 1962

TELEGRAM FROM POLISH EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON (DROZNIAK), 30 OCTOBER 1962

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    Drozniak describes the situation of the security present at the Polish embassy in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    "Telegram from Polish Embassy in Washington (Drozniak), 30 October 1962," October 30, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Szyfrogramy from Waszyngton 1962, 6/77 w-86 t-1312, Polish Foreign Ministry Archive (AMSZ), Warsaw. Obtained by James G. Hershberg (George Washington University) and translated by Margaret K. Gnoinska (Troy University). https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115770
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Ciphergram No. 16025

Dispatched from Washington, D.C., on 10.30.1962 at 14:00 and received on 10.31.1962 at 04:00

Came to the Decoding Department on 10.31.1962 at 05:00

To: [Foreign Minister Adam] RAPACKI

From: [Ambassador Edward] DROŻNIAK1

Yours 12930

The police security around the embassy building has somewhat decreased, but it still continues although it is less visible. The building of the [Embassy’s] consular section, the [Embassy’s] economic cone, and the Consulate General in Chicago have not been protected by the police.

[1] Edward Drożniak (1902 – 1966), Poland’s ambassador to the United States (1961-1966).