Poland to make WWII demand to Germany — RT World Information

Whereas Warsaw will ask Berlin for reparations, Poland beforehand clashed with Israel over its refusal to return Jewish property

Poland has accomplished a “very complete report” on the price of its occupation by Nazi Germany, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki informed journalists on Wednesday. As soon as translated, the report will again up Warsaw’s push for reparations from Berlin.

Talking at a press convention within the village of Boronow, Morawiecki stated that his authorities has spent between three and 4 years compiling the report. He stated the three-volume report is at present being translated into a number of languages, after which “we wish the world to learn” it.

Utilizing “photograph documentation, in addition to historic sources,” the Polish prime minister stated the report will “present the scope not solely of battle crimes dedicated by the Germans, but additionally of the devastation,” and can use a “very correct calculation” to place a financial worth on the nation’s losses underneath Nazi occupation.

“The Germans have nonetheless not settled with us,” Morawiecki stated, including that reparations are “within the curiosity of Poland, within the curiosity of Europe, and in addition within the curiosity of the world. Solely morally degraded folks can say in any other case.”

Final yr, Morawiecki informed Germany’s dpa information company that the ultimate reparations invoice might are available at over €800 billion ($807 billion). Germany, nonetheless, has argued that Poland waived its proper to reparations in a 1953 settlement signed by its communist authorities and East Germany, and in a 1990 treaty between East and West Germany and the USSR, US, Britain, and France.

Poland has countered that the 1953 settlement was signed underneath duress from the Soviet Union, and that it wasn’t concerned within the 1990 negotiations.

Regardless of Poland’s insistence on securing reparations from Germany, the nation has been on the alternative aspect of a separate reparations dispute – with Israel. The states recalled their envoys to one another final yr after Poland handed a regulation limiting the power of Jews to hunt restitution for property seized from them through the occupation by Nazi Germany.

Whereas the Israeli authorities known as the laws “anti-Semitic and immoral” on the time, each nations lately determined to revive diplomatic relations. Polish President Andrzej Duda confirmed on Tuesday that Israeli Ambassador Yacov Livne had submitted his credentials, and can quickly head up Israel’s diplomatic mission in Warsaw.

Duda’s Israeli counterpart, President Isaac Herzog, known as the return of the ambassador “an necessary first step to advancing Israeli-Polish relations,” and stated he hoped to reciprocate by receiving the credentials of Poland’s new envoy quickly.


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