POLAND: Dictator's Mother

Post-War nations which have seared each other with the hottest hate are Lithuania and Poland. Reason: a swashbuckling corps of Polish officers seized Vilna in 1920 and Poland still holds that city, whereas the Constitution of Lithuania opened then and still opens with the sentence: "The capital of Lithuania is Vilna."

Last week this sorest of Baltic feuds was suddenly reported about to be healed by a Polish-Lithuanian peace pact. Partial confirmation came when Polish Foreign Minister Josef Beck, instead of scouting the rumors, remarked pointedly that on his latest visit to the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!