The handshake of Polish marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly and the Nazi military attaché of Major-General Bogislav von Studnitz on the parade of Independence Day in Warsaw on November 11, 1938.
The photo is noteworthy because the Polish parade was especially attached to the seizure of Těšín Silesia a month earlier. A column of Teshinsky Poles specially took place at the parade, and in Germany on the eve of 9 November 10, 1938, the so-called “Crystal Night” occurred, the first mass action of direct physical violence against Jews in the territory of the Third Reich.
Place of photo: Warsaw, Poland
Date of the photo: 11 November 1938