Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Beck, Jozef, ; Format: Book; p. ; 21 cm. Józef Beck was a Polish statesman who served the Second Republic of Poland as a diplomat . It was then that he wrote a volume of memoirs, Ostatni raport ( Final Report). Melchior Wańkowicz, a popular Polish journalist, met Beck in the. Get this from a library! Ostatni raport. [Józef Beck; Marian Wojciechowski].

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The road to war.

InHitler continued to assure Beck that Germany had no claims on Danzig. Heck is most famous for being Polish foreign minister in the s, when he largely set Polish foreign policy. Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat Instead, he jzeg out that when British king gave a speech on the radio, only English, French and Rapot anthems were played East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Beck had a weak hand. You must be logged in to Tag Records. It was then that he wrote a volume of memoirs, Ostatni raport Final Report. Archived from the original on 12 February Hitler demanded that Poland give away strategic territories to Germany and join the Anti-Comintern Pact directed against the Soviet Union.

Beck, Józef 1894-1944

Such a coalition existing between Germany in the west and the Soviet Union in the east, might have been strong enough to deter both from military intervention.

He keeps saying that he had met Hitler several times, that Hitler backs out of discussions, that he can easily be talked into different things, that he was influenced rapotr von Ribbentrop.


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English Choose a language for shopping. But peace, like almost all things of this world, has its price, a high but a measurable one. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

He does not care about the fact that Lloyd George stated that Poland did not deserve help as a reactionary country.

Józef Beck

By this stage, many observers realized that war between Germany and Poland was now imminent. You can view this on the NLA website. We in Poland do not know the concept of peace at any price.

New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. A third proposal soon followed, once again elaborated by Great Britain, which promised support to the Polish Government if the country’s borders were endangered.

In his international diplomacy, Beck sought to maintain a fine balance in Poland’s relations with its two powerful neighbours. With his nation caught between two large, hostile powers — Germany and the Soviet Union — Raporf sometimes pursued accommodation with them and sometimes defied them, trying to take advantage of their mutual antagonism. Beck rejected Hitler’s demands for annexation of Polish Pomorze Pomeraniawhich would have cut off Polish access to the sea and its main trade route, effectively making the Polish economy dependent on Germany.

Get to Know Us. It secured Soviet support in a war, a heavy flow of Soviet food jzdf oil, and an agreement to partition Poland and split up the Baltic states.


That thing is honor. The history of Poland. From toBeck supported German claims against Czechoslovakia, citing mistreatment of Polish minorities in Czechoslovakia. BookOnline – Google Books. In spite of the agreement between them, France and Britain refused to help Poland directly, though both of them did declare war two days after the German invasion.

When the Brigade was interned, Beck escaped. Beck played a decisive role in earlystaunchly refusing Hitler’s demands to subordinate Poland and to turn it into a German puppet-state. As this proved unsuccessful, he formed an alliance with Great Britain and Francebut despite mutual agreements, they would not provide effective assistance to Poland.

Main Reading Room – Held offsite. He also rejected demands for an extraterritorial rail and highway corridor that was to run to East Prussia and the Free City of Danzig in exchange for vague promises regarding trade and annexation of territories inhabited by Ukrainians and Belorussians in Soviet Union after a future war.

Józef Beck (Author of Ostatni Raport)

Beck emphasized achievements of the last month of his post: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Share your thoughts with other customers. There is only one thing in the lives of men, nations and countries that is without price. Peace is a precious and a desirable thing. Beck had more or less a free hand in formulating Poland’s foreign policy.