For your information, I would like to note the following with regard to the book:
The following has only been written to the offices in Copenhagen, Bern and The Hague, A 13677.
The formation of the collection is made clear in the preface. According to this, Dr. Lepsius is solely responsible for the selection of files. The introduction is also his work alone, and does not represent the opinion of the German government. We are only interested in clarifying Germany’s position towards the measures taken by the Turkish government. We are not required to take a stand on the question as to which Turkish offices are responsible for the occurrences, what were the motives of these offices, and to what extent the measures of the Turkish authorities were caused by the military treason of the Armenians.
Unfortunately, the book has not been received as well as one would wish by the press in enemy and neutral countries. The “Times” sees in it the documentary proof of Germany’s joint responsibility and is using it in a smear campaign against our present policy in the Upper Silesia question. The effect in Denmark also appears to be very unfavourable. Under these circumstances, it would be advisable to be cautious in using the book as planned.
I would like to add that Dr. Lepsius is preparing a French and an English version of the book.