Disinfo: The German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 assumed the partition of the USSR

Summary

Polish leaders repeatedly met with Hitler, Göring and Ribbentrop. In 1934, the Piłsudski-Hitler pact was signed. This agreement was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Polish Ambassador to Germany Józef Lipski, known for his anti-Semitic views. Among other issues, this agreement assumed the partition of the land of the USSR, in which Poland could also have taken part.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact by stating that other European countries signed various international agreements with Germany throughout the 1930s.

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 historical 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. Secondly, in 1934, the plans of Hitler were still unknown, so all European countries carried out normal diplomatic relations with Germany.

Read similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning Poland such as Poland posed a military threat to the USSR in 1938-1939, Nazi Germany considered Poland its best ally, if Poland realised a rational policy in 1939, Moscow would have had a different approach towards it and Poland re-writes the history of the Warsaw uprising accusing the USSR of its failure.

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  • Reported in: Issue 182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Germany, Russia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Anti-Semitism, Historical revisionism, USSR, WWII, Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist
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