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February 12, 1946

Letter, William N. Haskell to Ambassador Oskar Lange

February 12, 1946


Dear Mr. Ambassador:

I enclose herewith a copy of a memorandum describing Cooperative tor American Remittances to Europe, Inc. I believe the activities proposed will be of major interest to your government and of benefit to the people of Poland. It will also be an essential service to many Americans who have indicated a strong desire to send food packages to friends and relatives overseas. It is to serve these purposes, in the most economic manner, that C.A.R.E. was organized.

Representatives of C.A.R.E. urgently desire to discuss with you a proposed agreement with your government with special reference to entrance into Poland of its gift packages free from duties, tolls, or taxes, the treatment or gift packages as supplementary and outside ration regulations and the protection of its equipment and of its supplies in transit. Such representatives will shortly call upon you or your designee to discuss this proposal.


Very truly yours,


[not signed]

Executive Director



Copy of memorandum. [Not included]


His Excellency

Mr. Oskar Lange,

Ambassador of Poland,

2640 16th Street, N.W,

Washington, D.C.


In February 1946, William N. Haskell, executive director of the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE), wrote to Oskar Lange, the Polish ambassador in Washington, DC, explaining the CARE plan, and asking for his assistance in obtaining Polish government’s consent to its extension to Poland.

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New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, CARE records, Correspondence, 1945–1946, CARE Series, 1 Subseries 1.4, Box 18 F Poland Correspondence 1945–46, pt. 3. Contributed by Marek Dąbrowski.

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