DISINFO: Poland was an ally of Nazis
  • Outlet: francais.rt.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: December 24, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): French
  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • Countries / regions discussed: USSR, Poland, Germany, Russia
Anti-Semitism World War 2 Historical revisionism Adolf Hitler Nazi/Fascist

DISINFO: Poland was an ally of Nazis


Several countries, including Poland, were in collusion with the Nazi dictator. “They [the Poles] practically made a deal with Hitler. This is clear from the archived documents.”

In 1938, the Polish ambassador to Germany promised to erect a “beautiful monument” in Warsaw to the head of Nazi Germany after the latter proposed to “send the Jews to colonies in Africa”. This ambassador “was in complete solidarity with [Adolf] Hitler”, this “anti-Semitic pig”.

Poland does not fail to compare Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union’s responsibility for the outbreak of the Second World War, the German-Soviet pact of 1939 having “sealed” the division of Eastern Europe into areas of influence of the two totalitarian regimes according to Poland.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative professing the unimpeachability of Soviet decision-making before and during the Second World War; minimizing the role of the 1939-41 Nazi-Soviet alliance in provoking conflict; and accusing Poland of historical revisionism.

The Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939 is an objective fact, not an exercise in revisionism. This two-sided aggression was waged in accordance with the provisions of the Nazi-Soviet pact, which entitled the Third Reich and the USSR to clearly defined spheres of influence in a series of secret protocols.

The European Parliament resolution stresses the fact that WWII was an immediate result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It aims to promote historical remembrance of the Second World War, and is supported by broad consensus on the causes of its outbreak.

Putin's remarks about Lipski have indeed been disputed, not least by Poland's chief rabbi Michael Schudrich who has called them "scandalous" and "taken totally out of context." See here for our full disproof concerning Lipski's stance on Hitler and the European Jewry.


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