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Nazis invade Poland    1 September 1939

 

 

 

 

Hitler enters the city of Gdansk,

known as Danzig in German,

after the Nazis’ 1939 invasion of Poland.

 

Photograph: Corbis, via Getty Images

 

Poland Urged to Look for Nazi-Looted Art Still Held in Its Museums

Despite the Polish government’s

efforts to recover cultural objects lost during World War II,

researchers say its museums hold stolen items left behind by the Nazis.

NYT

Published Jan. 12, 2020

Updated Jan. 14, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/
arts/design/poland-nazi-looted-art.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nazi Germany invades Poland        September 1, 1939

 

 

 

Nazi soldiers arrive in Gdańsk, Poland,

in 1939.

 

Photograph: AP

 

Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey – review

G

Sun 1 Dec 2019    11.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/01/
tehran-children-holocaust-refugee-odyssey-mikhal-dekel-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of World War II

as the United Kingdom

declares war on Germany

in response to the invasion.

 

The Soviet Union

invades from the east.

 

Germany

and the Soviet Union

divide Poland between them

and treat Polish citizens

with extreme brutality.

 

Germany begins

systematic persecution

of the large Jewish population.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1054724.stm

 

 

 

On Sept. 1, 1939,

Nazi Germany invaded Poland,

the act that started World War II.

 

The day before,

Nazi operatives had posed

as Polish military officers

to stage an attack on the radio station

in the Silesian city of Gleiwitz.

 

Germany used the event

as the pretext

for its invasion of Poland.

 

The New York Times article

about the invasion included

a report of the Gleiwitz episode

as well as Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s

proclamation to the German army,

which portrayed Germany’s

action as one of self-defense:

“In order to put an end

to this frantic activity

no other means is left to me now

than to meet force with force.”

 

France and England

declared war against Germany

on Sept. 3,

but neither country

was prepared to fight

and would not deploy

a significant number

of military forces

until the next year,

leaving Poland alone

in its defense.

 

Although it had an army

of more than 700,000,

Poland was unprepared

for Germany’s blitzkrieg tactics.

 

Its army could not deploy

its troops quickly enough

to defend against

the more powerful German forces.

 

As a result,

many civilians lost their lives.

 

Any hopes

of repelling the invasion

were dashed on Sept. 17,

when the Soviet Red Army

invaded from east.

 

By the end of September, Germany

and the Soviet Union

had control of the country.

 

The last organized Polish resistance

was defeated on Oct. 6.


After the initial rapid attacks on Poland,

things appeared to quickly quiet down.

News was sparse from the front lines,

and the American press started

referring to the situation as the “Phony War.”

 

During this time, however,

German forces steadily occupied Poland

and continued to focus on civilians,

imprisoning and murdering thousands

of the country’s residents.

https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/
sept-1-1939-nazi-germany-invades-poland-startingworld-war-ii/

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1054724.stm

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/1/
newsid_3506000/3506335.stm

 

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/
article/invasion-of-poland-fall-1939

 

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/
german-administration-of-poland

 

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/warsaw

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ww2outbreak/7913.shtml

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ww2outbreak/7914.shtml

 

https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/
sept-1-1939-nazi-germany-invades-poland-startingworld-war-ii/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2009/sep/01/
secondworldwar-poland1

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/08/31/
archives/albert-speer-on-the-nazi-invasion-of-poland-sept-1-1939.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1964/09/01/
archives/25-years-ago-today-nazis-invaded-poland-and-touched-off-world-war.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art looting

 

http://lootedart.gov.pl/en/

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/
arts/design/poland-nazi-looted-art.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The New York Times > Topics > WW2

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/world-war-ii-193945 

 

 

Canada > Canadian War Posters Collection

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/warposters/english/introduction.htm

 

 

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BBC Archive

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/index.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ww2outbreak/7970.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

Le Monde Diplomatique > Seconde guerre mondiale    1939-1945

https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/index/sujet/
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