The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Personal and secret message from Joseph Stalin to Winston Churchill on the organisation of a meeting between the Three Heads of Government in Potsdam

18 June 1945
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

1. The delegations shall be housed as you propose in your message and as it was done in Crimea. Each delegation shall have its own enclosed territory with a security regime chosen by the delegation leader. All three delegations shall be situated in the Babelsberg district to the southeast of Potsdam.

2. Marshal Zhukov shall be in Berlin on 28 June. The advance teams of Montgomery and Eisenhower should also come at this time to inspect and accept the premises in Babelsberg.

3. One can arrive at the good airfield in Kladow in the vicinity of the district where the delegations shall be housed.