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War wouldn’t have broken out without the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact: Historian

To talk about the outbreak of the Second World War and the cooperation between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, TVP World invited historian, writer and columnist Marcin Wolski.

“In order for the Second World War to break out, there had to be a collusion of two bandit states: Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. The notorious pact Ribbentrop-Molotov, and especially the secret protocol which determined the fate of Poland and the Baltic states. The war wouldn’t have broken out without this agreement,” the historian said.

Mr Wolski pointed out that Poland was not defenceless when the Germans attacked on September 1. However, there was a “large gap between the preparedness of Poland and that of Hitler’s Germany”. Moreover, when no aid from countries allied to Poland came, the Soviets attacked on September 17th.

According to Marcin Wolski the cooperation between Germany and the Soviet Union “flourished”. He continued “Experiences were exchanged, lists of people to be liquidated were handed over, and friendship meetings”.

The historian went on to say that the Soviet-German collaboration started much earlier “at least since Rapallo in 1922”.

He concluded that “The monster which emerged on the 1st of September 1939 was a collective creation of these two bandit states”.

The German invasion of Poland began on September 1, 1939. It was the deadliest conflict in recorded human history.


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