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Poland considers demanding WWII reparations from Germany

Poland considers demanding WWII reparations from Germany

Poland’s government is considering the possibility of demanding WWII  reparations from Germany for the invasion in 1939. Last week, the leader of the Law and Justice party said conversations were being held about the amount Germany could owe Polish people.

A new turn in the relations between Germany and Poland is revealed. The Polish government is preparing itself for a historical counteroffensive, it is going to demand reparations from Germany for its military invasion in 1939.

According to the statement of Arkadiusz Mularczyk, a lawmaker with the ruling Law and Justice party, that military movement transformed into the World war II and cost Poland a lot. How much – the amount is still considering by Polish side.

In the 1950s, the Soviet Union made Poland’s former communist government not to make any claims on Germany. Now, the situation has cardinally changed.

Poland considering demanding WWII reparations from Germany

Polish politicians about the sums of reparations from Germany

Jaroslav Kaczynski, a prominent politician and the leader of Law and Justice party, showed his support to Mr Mularczyk during the interview to He told Radio Maryja:

“We are talking here about huge sums, and also about the fact that Germany for many years refused to take responsibility for World War II.” 

Nearly six million Polish citizens are estimated to have died during the World War II, with a huge amount of damage being caused across the country.

It is not the first attempt of Poland to start the talk about reparations, in 2005, then-prime minister Kaczynski called for reparations from Germany. That Poland’s step created tensions between the two nations.