Grupa białoruskich narodowych socjalistów w Polsce w przededniu II wojny światowej
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The article concerns the attempt to create in Poland, in the 1930s, the Belarusian National Socialist Party. The leader and advocate of the idea was Fabian Okinczyc. He believed that National Socialism would contribute to solving social and economic problems of Belarusians and facilitate the creation of the Belarusian state. Belarusian National Socialists were characterized by its severe criticism of the existing political and economic system, anti -Semitism, and hostility towards other Belarusian parties. They hoped that, with the help of the Third Reich, Belarus would gain its independence. Despite the fact that Okinczyc strongly emphasized the relationship with Hitler’s party, Belarusian National Socialists did not consider the Third Reich as a direct model to follow. The National Socialists were unable to win the confidence of the Belarusian people. Their influence among their countrymen was negligible. The activity of Okinczyc’s group met with firm disapproval from the majority of Belarusian politicians and the government of the Second Republic of Poland. The attempt to create the Belarusian National Socialist Party was, in the end, unsuccessful.
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