Disinfo: Poles obsessively try to whitewash Hitler’s history

Summary

Poles are obsessively attempting to whitewash Hitler’s history after President Vladimir Putin exposed the relationship between Poland and Nazi Germany, and then they begin to accuse the Soviet Union of igniting World War II.

On December 24, Putin called the former Polish ambassador to Nazi Germany, who proposed setting up a statue of Hitler for his promise to expel the Jews to Africa, as “a bastard and anti-Semitic pig.”

The meeting between Hitler and the Polish ambassador Józef Lipski was not the first occasion at which the “Jewish question” was discussed between representatives of Nazi Germany and the government of Poland at the time.

The “Jewish issue” was discussed regularly between the two sides, and on October 24, 1938, German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop announced in a meeting with the aforementioned Polish ambassador that he “sees the question of colonialism and the transfer of Jews as a possibility for cooperation between Poland and Germany.”

Disproof

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 in question 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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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: USSR, Russia, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Historical revisionism, Jews, WWII
  • Outlet: RT Arabic, New Hub
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Disproof

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Disproof

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