Berlin rejects Polish claim for WWII compensation

Spread the love

Berlin rejects Polish claim for World War II compensation

On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II.

The German government has formally rejected Warsaw's request to negotiate compensation for damages suffered by Poland during World War II, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

According to the German government, the case of reparations and compensation for war damage remains closed and the German government does not intend to open negotiations on this matter, said a statement from the ministry, issued after receiving an official response from Berlin.

Poland is claiming compensation from Germany for a amount estimated in Warsaw at 1300 billion euros.

On Tuesday, Polish diplomacy took the case to the United Nations, asking its senior representatives for their cooperation and support so that Poland can receive compensation for the damage caused by the aggression. and the German occupation in the years 1939-1945.

SS interrogate ghetto residents of Warsaw after the 1943 uprising.

According to Germany, Poland waived war reparations in 1953 and has repeatedly confirmed this waiver. Berlin has raised the same arguments against claims for reparations raised in the past by Greece.

Polish nationalist conservatives in power dispute the validity of this 1953 agreement, saying that Warsaw acted at the time under pressure from the Soviet Union.

Since coming to power in Poland in 2015, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has often championed the issue of war reparations, insisting that Germany has a moral duty in this matter.

Previous Article
Next Article