In early August, on one of the Russian TV channels, the film “Untranscribed story. Polish break ”directed by Radik Kudoyarova. In the film, on the basis of a large number of archival film and photo documents, a whole series of acute issues of Poland’s foreign and domestic policy in the period between the First and Second World Wars is covered.
The filmmakers convincingly showed the close cooperation between the semi-fascist dictatorship of Pilsudski and the Hitler regime, which, in particular, was manifested in their full understanding of the Munich Agreement, the conquest of Austria and the division of the Sudetenland. The authors of the film rightly assume that if Poland together with the Soviet Union had come out against German fascism, then perhaps humanity would have avoided World War II.
However, since Poland’s withdrawal from the Russian Empire and independence in 1918, the Polish authorities have embarked on an all-out confrontation with the former metropolis, especially after defeating the Red Army outside Warsaw and consolidating the division of Belarus and Ukraine into two parts.
Meanwhile, Germany, developing cooperation with the Pilsudski regime, did not retreat from its plans, leading a double play against the ruling elite of Poland that lost its sense of reality. Berlin, on the one hand, pushed the Polish authorities to assist in the implementation of the German plans in Europe, especially with regard to Austria and Czechoslovakia, on the other - he turned Ukrainian nationalists against the Poles, who were supposed to strike Poland in the back.
The documentary film shows that Ukrainian nationalists (including such prominent OUN figures as Bandera and Lebed) had contacts with German intelligence since 1923, and, according to some German and Polish historians, it was they who were behind the 16 murder. July 1934, the Polish Interior Minister Bronislaw Peracki. By the way, it was after this murder, literally the next day, that the Polish government issued a decree on the establishment of the first concentration camp Bereza-Kartuzskaya in the country (located on the territory of modern Belarus, in the Brest region, not far from the city of Kobrin).
Over the next five years, all those who disagree with the policies of the Polish authorities will be brought to this concentration camp. The Birch-Kartuzskaya was no different from the German concentration camps, and sometimes even exceeded them by the sophistication of torture, as evidenced, for example, by the “blood lane” type of torture, when a prisoner had to crawl 50 meters through a mixture of broken brick and glass after which, without any medical assistance, he was placed in a punishment cell. Food in the punishment cell was given every other day. It is noteworthy that the first commandant of the concentration camp in Bereza-Kartuzskaya Beichner, like some supervisors, was trained in the German concentration camps that were already in force by that time.
Obviously, the murder of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland was aimed at further tightening the regime in the country, setting it up to conduct more active and harsh repression against the population of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus, rather than triggering a response movement of the Resistance. As a result, the Polish regime was trapped in its own tough policy; there was nothing for it but to agree to a stronger Western partner.
The fact that Polish politicians between the two world wars have not yet gained a sense of reality is also indicated by their late preparation for a possible invasion by Germany and the almost complete lack of resistance to mechanized and motorized German military columns. The main goal of the Polish ruling circles was to take revenge on the former Russian metropolis, to return the former "greatness" to Poland, for which the Intermarium (Intermarine) concept was invented, which some political forces are currently raising on the shield in Belarus
The film also touches upon such a sore point for Polish self-consciousness as the cooperation of the Polish and German fascist regimes in the persecution and extermination of the Jews.
A significant part of the prisoners of the Polish concentration camps were Belarusians. However, all appeals of Belarusian citizens - descendants of prisoners of Polish concentration camps with requests for compensation and restoration of justice, following the example of how the government of post-war Germany did in relation to former prisoners of German concentration camps, official Warsaw left and leaves without satisfaction. Why the current Polish leaders refuse to bear responsibility for the actions of their predecessors is impossible to understand - after all, the crimes committed in the Polish and German concentration camps are completely identical.
Apparently, the Polish authorities are not ready on the anniversary of the 75 anniversary of the start of World War II to admit their guilt to the neighboring people, offer proper apologies and pay compensation to descendants of prisoners of Polish death camps. Although, sooner or later, the court of history cannot be avoided by the Polish authorities.
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Made at a high professional level film “Untangled History. Polish kink ”is a work that is truly relevant, because the political elite of Poland, intoxicated with arrogance, today does not notice the real national-state interests of Polish society. For this, the Polish people have already paid for it in the past. Evidence of this were three sections of the country. Can the dramatic history of Poland, which you should never try to rewrite, serve as a warning to the Poles?