Behind the Polish-Soviet BreakAlter Brody, introduced by Corliss Lamont
On April 12, 1943, Nazi Germany announced it had discovered the murder of thousands of Polish officers, unearthing their mass graves in the Katyn Forest. The murders had taken place about a month after Lavrentiy Beria's proposal, of March 5, 1940, to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps. The Soviets launched a full scale denial, denounced the Poles, and severed relations—which had been reinstated with the Polish Government-in-Exile after Hitler's invasion of the USSR. Furthermore, as the Soviets were now counted among the Allies, all information regarding the truth of the matter was suppressed, including on the part of numerous U.S. administrations during—starting with the Office of War Information—and after the war.
- Cover Up for Those Who Carried Out Mass Murder, Herbert Romerstein, published in the daily newspaper "Polska" in Poland on March 8, 2008. Herbert Romerstein is a retired U.S. government official. He is an adjunct professor at the Institute World Politics and is Director of the Center for Security Research of the Education and Research Institute, both in Washington, DC. (copy @archive.org)
- In Search of Alter Brody, an essay by George Wallace at Poetrybay, "an on-line poetry magazine for the 21st century," Winter 2006-7 (retrieved October 26, 2010)
- Oskar Ryszard Lange, 1904-1965., profile at The New School History of Economic Thought web site (copy @archive.org)
- INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK
- Next Introduction — by Corliss Lamont, and "Stalin on Polish-Soviet Relations"
- Behind the Polish-Soviet Break, By Alter Brody — opening to the self-described "verifiable outline of the ethnographic and historic background of the controversy"
- BEHIND THE POLISH CLAIMS
- THE PARTITIONS OF POLAND
- TSARIST POLICY TOWARD THE POLES
- THE NEW POLISH EMPIRE
- POLISH ANNEXATIONS
- POLAND AND SELF-DETERMINATION
- THREE MILLION "SURPLUS" JEWS
- POLAND'S EASTERN COLONIES
- HITLER'S GERMANS PREFERRED
- POLAND'S FOREIGN POLICY
- POLAND DRIFTS INTO HITLER'S ORBIT
- POLISH-SOVIET BOUNDARIES POSITION
- Text of Soviet Note to Polish Government — Molotov's note of April 25, 1943 denouncing the Poles for taking up the fascist mantle in blaming Katyn on the USSR; Molotov informs the Poles that the Soviet Union is severing relations on account of their "Hitlerite slanderous fake," part of their "hostile campaign against the Soviet Union"
- Vyshinsky's Statement — A recounting of Vyshinsky's statement of May 6, 1943 to the press denouncing the hostile Polish Govenment-in-Exile.
- Polish Officer Exposes Treachery — Zigmund Berling, arrested and imprisoned by the NKVD in 1939, agrees to cooperate. Four years later he gets his command as he coincidently condemns his own people.
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