This 22th volume in the series Polish Diplomatic Documents contains 384 archival documents on Polish foreign policy in 1933.
Many documents in the volume are devoted to Polish-German relations, which evolved substantially after chancellor Hitler’s rise to power, with the situation in the Free City of Danzig (the replacement of the High Commissioner of the League of Nations in Gdansk and the strengthening of the Polish military contingent in Westerplatte) also exerting a significant impact on relations between the two countries.
A considerable part of the published material illustrates the activities of Polish diplomacy with respect to the so-called Four-Power Pact, portraying a critical stance of the Polish authorities towards this initiative. A lot of attention is also paid to multilateral activities of Polish diplomacy connected with debates within League of Nations and the actions of the International Conference on Disarmament.
The documents published in the volume come from the Central Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw, the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the Józef Piłsudski Institute of America, and the Hoover Institution (available on microfilm from the Central Archives of Modern Records). Documents from Central Military Archive, the State Archive in Gdańsk and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America constitute an interesting complement to the volume.
The publication also includes a name index and an extended subject index, with the preface providing information about the structure and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents are published in chronological order.
Polskie Dokumenty Dyplomatyczne 1933
Editor: Wojciech Skóra, cooperation: Piotr Długołęcki
pages: LXVI + 899