Germany, Poland, and the Danzig Question, 1937—1939 explores the events that led to the Nazi occupation of Danzig, which was the catalyst of World War II. In this book Rashid A. Halloway sheds light on German, Polish, and British diplomatic negotiations at the highest level during a time when diplomacy was at a premium due to the perceived threat to peace in Europe under Hitler. Halloway presents a study of intense diplomatic negotiations in the pre-World Ware II years between Germany and Poland relating to Germany’s desire to gain access, through Poland along the Baltic Sea, to East Prussia, more particularly to the Free City of Danzig, by establishing a secure transport route through that part of Poland, commonly referred to as the “Polish Corridor” and the negative result.
Rashid A. Halloway was a diplomat and life-long student of international affairs, with interest in pre-World War II Europe and the United Nations, especially the period 1950 to 1962 when numerous new nations in Asia and Africa, having gained independence from colonial rule, were admitted to membership. He served his country as Trade Attaché in the Sierra Leone High Commission in London and established International Studies at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, where he taught until his death in 1979. He published and lectured on Peace and the U.N. throughout his life.
Preface by Elfa Halloway
Introduction by John Shosky
Notes on the Manuscript
Chapter 1:Setting the Stage
Chapter 2: The Teschen Problem, September–October 1938
Chapter 3:The Stage is Set
Chapter 4:The Polish Ultimatum to the Danzig Senate
Chapter 5:The Tug-of-War for the Soviet Alliance
Chapter 6:The Failure of the British Mediation
List for the Introduction
About the Author and Contributors