The double occupation of Poland
Under the terms of the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed on August 23, 1939, Poland was divided between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. While Hitler received the western, Stalin could occupy the eastern part of the country.
After signing the pact, Stalin had Hitler’s Mein Kampf translated and ordered Politburo members of the Communist Party to read it.
The Soviet Union launched its own invasion against Poland on September 17, 1939, referring to the protection of the Ukrainian and the Belorussian minorities living in the attacked country.
On September 22, 1939, a German-Soviet military parade was held in the occupied Brest-Litovsk. The two aggressors exchanged flags, and national anthems were also delivered in the event.
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