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Why Did Hitler Attack Poland? Little Known Reason

It is well known that Hitler attacked Poland because that would be the gateway to enslave the 'barbaric slavs' in Russia. But there was one other reason. The massacres of Germans in Danzig corridor in 1939. You may say this gave Hitler the perfect excuse to attack Poland. It gave a justification to the German people for the invasion of Poland.

The 1939 Danzig Massacres
he Polish Bolsheviks kill 58,000 German Nationals in the Danzig corridor In the months leading up to the German invasion the Polish Army and independent Bolshevik units had been slaughtering German nationals in theDanzig corridor. Mass killings of thousands of civilian ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche) by both civilian and Russian NDVK Jews, who were confident that Poland would quickly defeat Germany. Many apparently expected to take possession of German farms and businesses. An estimated 58,000 German civilians lost their lives in the massacres carried out prior to the 1939 invasion. Poles had been merrily slaughtering anything or anybody German since at least as early as April 1939, with smaller incidents stretching back to the close of WW I .

There were hardly any good guys in the Second World war, were there?

To understand how the war in 1939 between Poland and Germany, and consequently WW2, unfolded, it is not sufficient to look at - and accept - the widely-held view that peace-loving and weak little Poland was attacked by an ever-marauding National Socialist Germany. Rather, one must look much deeper into history. This conflict which cost many millions of lives did not originate with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, as is still claimed today by over-simplifying historians. It is not just a black-and-white story, but a complex one. It was also not caused by the Polish mobilization of her army two days previous, on August 30, 1939, although the mobilization of a country's army, according to international standards, is equal to a declaration of war on the neighboring country.

The German invasion of Poland in 1939 still rouses passions even today. German conservative CDU politician Erica Steinbach raised a hornet's nest when she alleged in September 2010 Hitler's attack on Poland in 1939 was in response to mobilisation by Poland.

Source: http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/scriptorium/english/archives/articles/wrsynopsis.html

Suggested Reading: http://archive.org/stream/PolishAtrocitiesAgainstTheGermanMinorityInPoland/Poland_djvu.txt

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HUGH SETON-WATSON

The New York Times Book Review called him "the outstanding authority on the satellite countries of Eastern Europe"
Relevant here is Chapter 8 (Page 320) of the book, titled "Polish Imperialism".
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