Disinfo: In 1934, Poland and Germany signed a secret protocol about common actions against the USSR

Summary

The presented document is also known as the “secret protocol to Hitler-Pilsudski Pact”. It contained the information that the “Polish Government undertook to provide German soldiers with free passage if these troops were called upon to react to provocations from the East or North-East” (meaning, in the situation of armed conflict with the USSR).

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact by stating that other European countries signed various international agreements with Germany throughout the 1930s. The same article contains another disinformation message about France, Germany and Poland planning to partition the USSR even before Hitler came to power.

It is impossible to compare the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 with the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact as the former was a standard international agreement aimed at the mutual recognition of borders and a declaration that existing political contradictions would be solved through diplomatic tools. There is no evidence that this pact contained any secret protocols, which assumed common aggressive actions of Germany and Poland against the USSR or other countries. Moreover, the pact did not include any agreements on advanced political, economic and military relations between Poland and Germany.

Read similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning Poland such as Poland posed a military threat to the USSR in 1938-1939Nazi Germany considered Poland its best allyif Poland realised a rational policy in 1939, Moscow would have had a different approach towards it and the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 assumed the partition of the USSR.

[Note: This disinformation case appeared in the same article as the case "France, Germany and Poland planned to partition the USSR even before Hitler came to power".]

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 198
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Anti-Russian, Historical revisionism, WWII, Adolf Hitler
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