It was in 1934 that Germany and Poland signed a non-aggression pact. Hans-Adolf Moltke (left) German Ambassador to Poland stands with Jozef Pilsudski (right) Minister of Military Affairs and the de facto leader of the nation . Joseph Goebbels stands next to Polish Foreign Minister Jozef Beck. German and Polish leaders met in Warsaw to discuss border disputes and the political conditions in Eastern Europe. The reasoning behind the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact was that it was better to ally with Nazi Germany than to trust the Soviet Union. Jozef Beck attempted unsuccessfully to play both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany against one another to preserve Poland’s independence . Joseph Goebbels being present in Poland was obvious being the Minister of Propaganda. It was important to show that the German government was having foreign policy success and present the lie that it was seeking a lasting peace. Jozef Pilsudski was suspicious of German intentions and requested French assistance. Poland did form an alliance with France and Britain,but neither country gave it enough assistance or support to change the situation. Adolf Hitler wanted Germany to expand eastward. When both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed Molotov- Ribbentrop Pact, Poland was in peril. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland dividing it in two. Germany’s invasion in September of 1939 sparked World War II. Once more Poland was partitioned like it was in 1772, 1793, and 1795.