1939-41 Non-aggression Pact Between Germany and the Soviet Union


  • Soviet Union took control of Nesvizh
  • Soviets  liquidated Jewish institutions
  • Zionist  youth resisted by going  underground

The pact enabled Germany to take over Western Poland, and the Soviet Union took over Eastern Poland which included Nesvizh.  The Soviets liquidated Jewish institutions; namely, schools, synagogues and Jewish rituals.  The Zionist youth went underground to continue planning for a Jewish homeland to which they could immigrate. There were large economic concerns as small-scale trade almost came to a complete stop.