Unknown WWII

Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (III)

Part I, part II In the previous chapters we have examined the cordial relations between Nazi Germany and Second Polish Republic in the 1930s which were disturbed only by a minor territorial dispute, insignificant comparing to the ambitions of both countries in the East… The Germans offered a peaceful and […]

Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (II)

Part I The talks between Nazi Germany and Second Polish Republic about a joint march on the USSR were held for quite a long time, but until Hitler approached the Soviet borders, they were theoretical rather than practival. Unscrupulous division of Czechoslovakia in October 1938, blessed by the Western powers […]

Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (I)

The truth about the roots of the German-Polish conflict that led to World War II has always been carefully concealed. In order to gloss over the Western powers’ distasteful political agenda, the myth was first circulated that Hitler was crazy, possessed by a mania to take over the world, and […]

What is lost in Poles’ memories?

A few days ago Polish President Bronisław Komorowski proposed a Victory Day parade on May 8 in Westerplatte – a section of Gdansk where World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939. He was supported by Poland’s foreign minister, Grzegorz Schetyna, speaking on Radio RMF. Responding to the host’s question […]

Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and unseemly role of Poland in its instigation and development makes us take another look at the historical context of the Polish-Ukrainian relations. We will focus on dramatic repressions of the Ukrainian minorities in Eastern Poland in 1921-1939 at the territories annexed by Jozef Piłsudski’s government […]

Who is in charge of Ukraine today?

The dominant condescending and appeasing tone towards the new Ukrainian authorities in the West clearly contradicts to its democratic and humanitarian values, it persistently promotes in the world. Any attentive unbiased observer of the situation in this post-Soviet state and the Western policies in the region cannot help but feel […]

Leningrad the Unconquered

By early September of 1941 advancing German troops had cut off the rail lines leading to Leningrad.  By Sept. 8 the city had been completely surrounded and a blockade began that was unprecedented in modern history in both its length and its disastrous effects. Leningrad’s situation was extraordinarily difficult right […]