Scholz refused Poland’s requests that Germany pay him war reparations

“Like previous federal governments, I can point out that this issue has been definitively resolved from the point of view of international law,” Scholz said in Wednesday’s edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, as quoted by DPA.

An estimate of the damage that Nazi Germany caused to Poland was prepared by a Polish parliamentary commission. Historians, economists and real estate market experts took part in the assessment.

The national-conservative Law and Justice, Poland’s strongest governing party, raised the issue of German war reparations after taking power in 2015. However, Germany has long rejected Polish demands for compensation.

Poland wants 32 trillion from Germany as reparations for the Nazi occupation


He has long held the view that Poland waived its claims to compensation as early as 1953, then in 1970 when the border disputes were concluded and after the confirmation of Poland’s western border during the reunification of Germany at the turn of 1989 and 1990, and finally in 2004, when the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish Parliament, responded to the demands of displaced Germans.

But Warsaw claims that the Polish government’s 1953 declaration renouncing reparations was unconstitutional and was made only under pressure from the Soviet Union.

Nazi Germany not only caused enormous material losses to Poland, but also up to six million inhabitants of this country did not survive the Second World War, including three million Jews.

Polish opposition on trillions from reparations: golden eyes


The article is in Czech

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