“Thanks to the Hitler-Stalin pact, the peoples of the Balkans and the Middle East have been saved from the terrors of war to this day. Thanks to them, small nations have maintained their independence,” Tito says in the document, adding that the Hitler-Stalin pact (the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact) was “in no way a betrayal of the principle of Soviet foreign policy, as some people have argued – it was just the opposite: it was done in the spirit of policy of peace which was constantly being used by the English, the French, and other imperialists,” reads a 1940 document, published by Roman Leljak, an archive researcher. From the writings of the then-Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, it is clear that the Nazis and the Communists were ideological brothers who had a common enemy: the democratic Western states. Tito even justified Hitler’s attack on Poland, Norway, the Netherlands and other countries.
Ever since Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union, the Communists have wanted to cover up what was going on before this milestone event with propaganda and censorship – namely, they wanted to cover up the fact that they were actually collaborating. Even though there were several other historical sources and evidence of collaboration, their descendants nevertheless had a monopoly on historiography, and therefore the position that the Yugoslav Communists were opponents of Nazism remained officially accepted. However, the publication of the new document further confirmed how close the ideologies of Nazism and Communism were.
The very appeal or the beginning of the document of the Central Committee of the Communist Party is something very familiar to most of us, as we have often heard it from the mouths of our leftists. “Workers, farmers and city dwellers, soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers of Yugoslavia! The 23rd of August marked one year since the establishment of the Non-Aggression Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany (the Stalin-Hitler Pact). This historic act, which was the result of a consistent peace policy of the Soviet Union, confused the infernal plans of the British and French imperialists, who wanted to start a war between Germany and the Soviet Union in the hopes of temporarily preventing the victorious construction of socialism and the USSR, and on the other hand, in the hopes that it will at least temporarily find a way out of the labyrinth of insoluble contradictions that exist in the capitalist world and ensure unhindered rule in the colonies and semi-colonies.
In the letter, Tito continues by saying that during this year, “it became clear just how great this pact was, not only for the Soviet Union but also for many other countries that escaped the horrors of war because of it.”
Tito constantly thanks the Hitler-Stalin pact
“Thanks to this pact, the Soviet Union was able to continue to build socialism and spread prosperity.”
“Thanks to this pact, the Soviet Union was able to secure its borders on the north and northwest sides, from where it was constantly threatened by the possibility of capitalist attacks, which would prevent the development of socialism.”
“Thanks to the Hitler-Stalin pact, the peoples of the Balkans and the Middle East have been saved from the terrors of war to this day. Thanks to them, small nations have maintained their independence,” Tito says in the document, adding that the Hitler-Stalin pact was “in no way a betrayal of the principle of Soviet foreign policy, as some people have argued – it was just the opposite: it was done in the spirit of policy of peace which was constantly being used by the English, the French, and other imperialists. While, on the one hand, thanks to this wise pact, we are seeing great results and great benefits this year, we also see, on the other hand, the dire consequences advocated by the French imperialists.”
Tito says that Poland should blame itself for being attacked by Hitler
“The 1st of September is the first anniversary of the outbreak of the imperialist war, which has begun to spread and threatens to engulf the entire capitalist world. The rulers of these countries are to blame for the fate of Poland, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium. The rulers, along with the English imperialists, are to blame for the fate of France,” the document reads. But let us remind you that Adolf Hitler was arming Germany for six years, and in the summer of 1939, with a quick victory over Poland, he wanted to take over all the territories lost by Germany after the First World War, hoping that Great Britain and France would not stand in his way. “In one year, immeasurable amounts of working-class blood have been shed. Hundreds of towns and villages were demolished and burned down. Hundreds of people were left homeless,” wrote Tito. Horribly, Tito tried to justify Hitler’s attacks and blamed the then-rulers for the attacks. Thus, he intimidated the people and defended communism.
Tito urges Yugoslavs to thank Stalin
“Working people of Yugoslavia! If the Balkan nations have so far been able to avoid the horrors of war, they should thank the Soviet Union for it, which is vigilantly monitoring developments in the Balkans and is prepared to defend the independence of small nations. But this danger has not yet passed. British imperialism has been hit hard so far, but it is still trying to get other countries on its side. The imperialists dictate what and how much Yugoslavia should export. Yugoslavia is being threatened by terrible hunger, misery and even slavery this winter.” Does this speech sound kind of familiar to you? Scaring people with imprisonment, lack of the rule of law, repression. If it does not sound familiar to you yet, it surely will now, as the left-wing parties have the exact same rhetoric.
“Workers, farmers and citizens, soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers! On the anniversary of this second imperial war, unite in a united battlefront for peace; unite and rely resolutely on the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics! Ask for its protection, as this is the only way for us to preserve our independence!” Tito called and ended his letter as follows:
Down with the imperialist war!
Long live the Soviet Union!
Long live the Pact of Mutual Assistance with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!
We are fighting for freedom of speech and agreement, for freedom of protests!
Does it sound familiar to you now?