The article was published on 24.02.1938 of the year.
Poland, Warsaw, February 23
The Alliance of Germany and Poland against Russia began to take on certain forms today, when General Field Marshal German Hermann Wilhelm Goring dined at the Warsaw Castle. He was accompanied by Polish President Ignacy Mostitsky, Field Marshal of the Polish Army Edward Rydz-Smigly, as well as the Polish Colonel and Foreign Minister Jozef Beck.
The appearance of Goering in Warsaw - the first foreign visit since his appointment as Field Marshal of the Reichsführer Hitler Army (this shift took place on February 4) - caused a lot of unrest in Poland.
Poland is now more compliant.
Foreign diplomats in Warsaw expressed regret that none of them were invited to take part in the “hunting” conference near Bialystok. And on the basis of the information they received, they will notify their countries that the Polish leadership is now much more supportive of the German plans for Russia than during previous visits by Goring to Poland.
The Poles are convinced that the war between Germany and Russia is a matter of the coming months, not years. Poland, as they say, is in a hurry to strengthen its relations with Germany, fearing that the British government’s attempts to organize a four-sided agreement between Italy, Germany, France and England could leave Poland among the “snack foods” that Germany looks after in Eastern Europe.
The most worried diplomat in Warsaw today is the French ambassador. The Polish opposition press uses Goering's visit, ironically reminding France that over the past three years she has helped Poland with more than 100 000 000 dollars to strengthen her - as an ally of Germany. Opposition leaders say that in no case should Poland allow itself to ally with Germany in its military adventures, and criticize Beck for a policy of friendly rapprochement with the Nazi regime.
Censorship suppresses dissent
Even less powerful articles were banned by censorship, and a number of more outspoken enemies of the current government were sent to Birch Karushka, a concentration camp with the most severe conditions of detention among institutions of this kind outside of Russia.
The Poles mostly hate Germany and do not trust it, and as a guest Goering is just as popular in Warsaw as Mussolini would be in London as a premier.
Additional police reserves were called up by the government to provide emergency precautions to secure Goering, and today, during his stay, the street on which the German embassy is located was closed to traffic.