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  • January 02, 1958

    Address by Polish Foreign Minister Rapacki at the United Nations General Assembly, 'Polish proposal for a European Zone Free From Atomic Weapons'

    In response to the arming of West Germany, Rapacki proposes a European Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.

  • January 11, 1958

    Department of International Political and Economic Organizations, 'File Note regarding Reactions to Minister Rapacki's UN Proposal'

    Report on the positive reception to the Rapacki Plan on the part of several countries, namely Czechoslovakia, the GDR, and Belgium. The note discusses the importance of the plan in terms of the disarmament debate.

  • January 30, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Bulgaria on the 30th of this Month'

    Winiewicz discusses the Bulgarian proposal for a ban on thermonuclear weapons between Bulgaria, Albania, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Italy, and the subsequent negative Polish response.

  • February 12, 1958

    File Note of Foreign Minister A. Rapacki

    Memorandum outlines the details of the nuclear-free zone proposed in the Rapacki Plan.

  • February 14, 1958

    Letter, A. Rapacki to Mr. Jacob D. Beam, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America in Warsaw "

    Adam Rapacki, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, discusses the Polish Plan and the Soviet proposal for a meeting of various heads of state.

  • May 17, 1958

    A. Rapacki, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Great Britain, on May 17, 1958'

    Record of a conversation during which British Ambassador Berthoud presents Rapacki with a British note in response to the Polish memo on the Rapacki Plan.

  • October 20, 1958

    Code Message No. 11027 from Foreign Minister Rapacki to Milnikiel (London)

    Message from Rapacki to the ambassador in London which lays out the new two-stage proposal for the Rapacki Plan. Rapacki also requests that5 Milnikiel meet with leaders of the Labor Party to gather their opinions on the Plan.

  • November 08, 1958

    Code Message No. 11789 from Foreign Minister Rapacki to Naszkowski (Moscow)

    Rapacki reports various reactions from the West to the new version of the Rapacki Plan.

  • August 03, 1959

    Gomulka Complains to Nixon about Radio Free Europe

    Polish Communist chief Wladyslaw Gomulka complains to Vice President Nixon that RFE “simply piles abuse on everything and everyone in Poland.”

  • June 13, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 13 June 1962

    Rapacki asks for more information on the rumor regarding equipping the FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) with atomic weapons.

  • June 13, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 13 June 1962

    Rapacki reports on a meeting with the ORI [Organizaciones Revolucionarias Integradas], including: Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, [President Osvaldo] Dorticos [Torrado], Blas Roca, [and Emilio] Aragones [Navarro]. They discussed general issues of coordinating sugar trade, agricultural policy, policies toward the church, diplomatic visits, and the most current topic of the Escalante affair.

  • June 15, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 15 June 1962

    Rapacki discusses the interplay between Cuba, Poland and the FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) in regards to their diplomatic relations with one another.

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Moscow (Paszkowski), 27 October 1962

    [First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasili Vasilyevich] Kuznetsov assessed the [UN] resolution of Ghana and the United Arab Republic [Egypt] as kind of a band-aid, but a one that nevertheless is significant. On the other hand, he considers the statement of the Afro-Asian nations as both good and strong.

  • October 29, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Moscow (Jaszczuk), 29 October 1962

    Jaszczuk discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis with Deputy Foreign Minister Nikolai Firyubin.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Moscow (Jaszczuk), 30 October 1962

    Jaszczuk discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, saying "The situation of the past few days has been exceptionally tense. We were on the brink of war. The USSR had information about an imminent invasion of Cuba."

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Washington (Drozniak), 30 October 1962

    Drozniak describes the situation of the security present at the Polish embassy in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • October 31, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Moscow (Jaszczuk), 31 October 1962

    US Ambassador Foy D. Kohler tells Jaszczuk that "The United States will not go into Cuba and it does not intend to topple Castro from outside of Cuba."

  • November 30, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Washington (Drozniak), 30 November 1962

    Drozniak reports on a conversation he had with Mikoyan about some diplomatic actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis between the Soviet Union, the United States and Cuba.

  • January 21, 1963

    Galbraith’s Journal Entry Account of the Conversation with Rapacki and Michałowski in New Delhi

    Record of conversation between John Kenneth Galbraith and Polish officials Jerzy Michałowski and Adam Rapacki. The Polish officials note that the American campaign is encouraging the North Vietnamese to look to the Chinese for help. Galbraith calls for a six month ceasefire as a sign of good faith.

  • January 21, 1963

    Secret Telegram from Rapacki (New Delhi) to Naszkowski (Warsaw) [Ciphergram No. 915]

    Memorandum of conversation between Adam Rapacki and Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru discusses difficulties between India and China, and aid received from the United States and Great Britain.