|5423||FALSE DAWN, A (1921-1939)||FALSE DAWN, A (1921-1939)||1988||color||58 min||vhs|| (Struggles for Poland series, Part 2)
Designed as an enlightened democratic nation, the new Polish constitution guaranteed racial and religious tolerance and social security. But the hopes of the Polish people were diminished as a series of takeover attempts led to the establishment of a military regime based on right-wing totalitarianism and officially sanctioned anti-Semitism. Once again, workers and peasants began to protest against the overbearing government policies that have characterized so much of Polish history. In the meantime, outside its borders, Stalin's Soviet Russia and Hitler's Nazi Germany were secretly drawing up a new partition plan that would once again divide Poland out of existence.