The Nazis were pretty black to me...
Oh they were...but they didn't jump out of nothing one bright summer day.
Hitler came to power on the back on some serious and justified grievances the german people had.
That he in the end gave a flying **** about them was another late and hard learned lesson.
As I said, Hitler would had given up all claims for Danzig when Poland would had agreed to other (for him more important) points.
That is also why I say he made up his enemies and allies as he did go along...a neutral or allied Poland would had gotten a super duper treatment instead of the sub-human speeches.
He had no problems to use muslims or asians if they could be of any help...even the Hiwis (russian voluntary helpers of the Wehrmacht) were seen as cool.
Not to mention the also slavic russian resistance who fighted with the Wehrmacht against the Red Army.
Slav or no Slav was really not THAT much a problem in the end!
You wrote it wasn't really about Danzig.
No it wasn't...but Danzig made a really fine excuse.
What do you think about the Danzig case? Imagine it would be the other way around?
Poland existed since 1918 till 1939 and in those 20 years of independence there was no war with Third Reich and Poland and Third Reich were not enemies.
Nope...Hitler tried till shortly before the invasion to get Poland on his good side...
How could they know that consequences would be so dreadful?
They didn't think that far...believing London and Paris would send immediately their armies...
But you don't have to discuss anything with me, I'm not forcing you ;)
Then stop asking me things! ;)