If we had joined Nazis and other controvercies Feb 3, 2009 22:21:51 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on Feb 3, 2009 22:21:51 GMT 1
Created: 03.02.2009 16:11
The anti-fascist Nigdy wiecej (Never Again) organization has published comments made three years ago by a Polish historian, where he suggests that Poland should have been the capital of the Third Reich.
Adolf Hitler was an extraordinary politician and statesman of the 1939-1940 period, says historian Pawel Wieczorkiewicz in an interview he gave to the extreme right - wing publication Templum Novum.
In the three year old interview, Wieczorkiewicz regrets that Poland did not cooperate with the Third Reich, as both countries could have invaded the Soviet Union. The Nazis would then be able to unite Europe, with its capital in Warsaw, where Polish would be only one of three or four official languages.
I read a book by Jerzy Łojek, a known Polish historian. He claimed that Poles should have joined Nazi Germany instead of resisting them. The Polish army, armed by Germans, would help them smash Soviets in the East. The war would finish anyway in 1945 as the US developed the atomic bomb. If Germans refused to surrender, Munich and Hamburg would become certain symbols instead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
What effects would it have on Poland and its peoples?
6 million Poles wouldn`t die during the war.
Poland would be spared from war destruction, major cities would survive.
The liberation would come with Americans, not Soviets.
What about dishonour and shame?
Forget it. Does anybody remember today that some countries and their leaders openly and eagerly collaborated with Hitler? France, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, the Baltic states, Finnland. And the Soviet Union in the beginning too.
Who cares about it today?