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Poland divided between Third Reich and Soviet Union as a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

1939

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum
Warszawa, Poland

On August 23, 1939, the secret German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact was signed in Moscow, dividing Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. A secret protocol set the rules of partition for territories including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Romania. This pact set the stage for the Soviet invasion of Poland from the East while the country was waging a losing war with Hitler’s army.

Details

  • Title: Poland divided between Third Reich and Soviet Union as a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
  • Date: 1939
  • Location: Poland
  • Contributor: Polish History Museum
  • Original Source: Jan Karski Program
  • Copyright: Polish History Museum
  • Collection: Jan Karski

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