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  • January 07, 1958

    Code Message No. 337 from Deputy Minister Nazkowski to Szymanowski (Stockholm)

    Deputy Minister Marian Naszkowski offers guidance for swaying public opinion in Sweden in favor of the Rapacki plan.

  • January 07, 1958

    Unsigned Draft Code Message to Director Blusztain

    This message summarizes responses to the Rapacki Plan from countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and North America.

  • January 08, 1958

    Record of Conversation at a Dinner Given by the French Ambassador De Carbonell on Jan. 3, 1958

    The French ambassador leads a discussion on the feasibility of the Rapacki Plan, including potential obstacles and benefits.

  • January 10, 1958

    Code Message No. 269 from Korolcyzk to Gede (Moscow), Willmann (Budapest), Mazur (Prague), and Zambrowics (Bucharest)

    The Polish Foreign Ministry informs its diplomats in Moscow, Budapest, Prague, and Bucharest about the French Prime Minister's interview criticizing the Rapacki Plan.

  • January 10, 1958

    Department III, File Note No. 1, 'Canada’s Attitude to the Polish Proposal to Establish a Nuclear-free Zone in Europe'

    Details on Canada's interest in and support for the Rapacki Plan, which is in part due to Canadian conservatives' desire to garner support.

  • 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 12, 1958

    Code Message No. 454 from Ambassador Gajewski in Paris

    The Polish Ambassador to Paris discusses the support for the Rapacki Plan voiced by various socialist parties at a recent session of the Socialist International, as well as the SFIO's opposition to the proposal.

  • January 13, 1958

    Code Message No. 502 from Ambassador Gajewski in Paris to Rapacki

    Ambassador Gajewski details a conversation with French Minister Pineau, including Pineau's skepticism of the Rapacki Plan, his support of carrying out talks with the East, and the importance of disarmament.

  • January 14, 1958

    Record on the Results of MOFA Collegium Session on Jan. 14, 1958

    The Polish Foreign Ministry outlines further action on the Rapacki Plan following its rejection by the NATO Permanent Council. This further action includes introducing new elements to the Plan and keeping it relevant and up-to-date.

  • January 16, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Great Britain on the 16th of this Month'

    Winiewicz details his conversation with Ambassador Berthoud, in which they discuss Great Britain's consideration of the Rapacki Plan and Prime Minister Macmillan's public statement regarding the plan's merits.

  • January 21, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Chargé d'Affaires of Denmark, Jan. 20, 1958'

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz and the Danish chargé d’affaires discuss Khrushchchev’s visit to Poland and Denmark's opinions on the Rapacki Plan.

  • January 30, 1958

    Radio Free Europe Broadcasts to Poland Reappraised

    Radio Free Europe, State Department, and CIA officials review Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland in response to State Department criticism

  • 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.

  • February 19, 1958

    Note from Department III Director Jeleń

    The Polish Embassy in Washington reports on the negative American opinion of the Rapacki Plan, as well as calls for free elections in eastern Europe.

  • February 24, 1958

    Code Message No. 2392 from Ambassador Szymanowski in Stockholm to Ogrodziński

    The FRG government requests Polish support in linking the issue of German reunification to the larger conversation about European security. The FRG wishes to remind the Soviet government of its commitment to negotiations on this issue.

  • March 14, 1958

    Deputy Minister Naszkowski's Record of the Conference of Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions

    Deputy Minister Naszkowski recounts a conference of chiefs of diplomatic missions regarding further action on the Rapacki Plan. Topics include current supporters and opponents of the plan, how to continue popularizing the plan, and development of further contacts.

  • March 19, 1958

    A Report from Comrade Sluczanski based on a Telegram from Comrade Siedlecki regarding the Agenda of the March Conference

    Comrade Sluczanski outlines economic problems in North Korea and describes the state of the Korean Workers' Party, referencing the "August Group."

  • March 28, 1958

    Code Message No. 3794 from Ambassador Pietkiewicz in Helsinki to Ogrodziński and Birecki

    Ambassador Pietkiewicz writes to Ogrodziński and Birecki to inform them about the stance of Scandinavian countries towards the Rapacki Plan. Representatives from Sweden, Norway, and Finland expressed support and were interested in more information or further discussion on the matter.

  • April 02, 1958

    Record of Conversation between Polish Delegation and PRC Leader Mao Zedong, Wuhan

    Chairman Mao and Comrade Jaroszewicz changed their views about the plan to catch up with western countries, the excessive population growth, the agriculture production.