The Yalta Story: Poland

The question of Poland came closer than any other to uncovering what the Yalta conferees, each for his own reason, did not want to face: the gulf that separated Communist Russia from the democracies. Serious consideration of postwar Germany could be postponed. The Far East could be settled by thrusting concessions upon Stalin. The deeply symbolic differences in the U.N. Charter could be bridged by words never destined to bear the stress of reality. But Poland was immediate and concrete, already the subject of angry public debate. How the fate of Poland was...

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