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Poland sends diplomatic note on request for WW II reparations from Germany

On September 1, the Polish government presented a comprehensive report detailing the material losses suffered by the country during the war, reports Xinhua news agency

Poland | World War II | Germany

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has sent a diplomatic note to all (EU) countries, NATO and the Council of Europe concerning its reparations claim against Germany, a Minister said here.

On September 1, the Polish government presented a comprehensive report detailing the material losses suffered by the country during th war, reports Xinhua news agency.

It is asking for financial reparation from to the tune of 1.3 trillion euros.

Subsequently, Poland's Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic note to requesting compensation for the war losses.

However, maintains that the issue of reparations to is closed.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Arkadiusz Mularczyk, who headed the team tasked with preparing the report, told the media on Wednesday that the diplomatic note had been sent to inform diplomats, politicians, those involved in human rights and lawyers that "the issue is unresolved, that it concerns the European and rule of law, human rights".

Mularczyk said the document showed Germany had not settled the losses suffered by as a result of the war; it had not returned looted artworks or bank assets, nor compensated Polish citizens for the harm they had suffered as a result of Germany's aggression.

He said that his country wanted to start an discussion on the matter, saying that Berlin had not settled its account with Poland, and had not yet replied to the diplomatic note sent by Warsaw.

Some 6 million Poles, including roughly 3 million Polish Jews, were killed during the war and Warsaw was razed to the ground following a 1944 uprising in which about 200,000 civilians died.

Germany's September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland is now broadly perceived as the start of what would become the .

Poland was also invaded by the Soviet Union from the east roughly two weeks later.




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First Published: Thu, November 24 2022. 11:19 IST