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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 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 13, 1958

    T. Gede, 'Record of a Subsequent (2) Breakfast on Jan. 13, 1958'

    Record of talks between several ambassadors, in which they discuss the Rapacki Plan and Bulganin's letters.

  • 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 15, 1958

    Correspondence Extract No. 549 from Washington to Comrade Rapacki

    The Polish ambassador discusses American opinions on the Rapacki Plan, including both the interest and negative responses it has received.

  • January 16, 1958

    Code Message No. 658 from Ambassador Willman in Budapest to Rapacki

    The Polish Ambassador to Hungary writes to the Polish Foreign Ministry regarding his argument against Hungary's accession to the nuclear-free zone.

  • 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 18, 1958

    Deputy Minister Winiewicz, 'Record of Conversation with the Ambassador of Japan on the 13th of this Month'

    Polish Deputy Minister Winiewicz and the Japanese Ambassador discuss Japan's interest in the Rapacki Plan.

  • 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 23, 1958

    Code Message No. 961 from Ambassador Gajewski in Paris to Ogrodziński

    The Polish Ambassador relays his conversation with General de Gaulle to Przemysław Ogrodzinsk of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which de Gaulle praises the Rapacki Plan and its importance for neutralization in central Europe, and encourages Poland to continue its efforts.

  • January 23, 1958

    Code Message No. 879 from Director General Wierna to Mazur (Prague)

    Director General Wierna expresses disapproval of the Czechoslovak idea for territorial expansion of the Rapacki Plan, and also warns against the propaganda campaign that the Czechoslovak officials intend to carry out.

  • January 25, 1958

    Unsigned File Note

    Michałowski explains reasoning behind negative the attitude of the U.S. State Department towards the Rapacki Plan after speaking with other foreign representatives.

  • 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.