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Receiving reparations from Germany will take several years, Poland said.

Receiving reparations from Germany will take several years, Poland said.

It will take several years for Poland to receive reparations from Germany, according to Arkadiusz Mulyarchik, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic, authorized by the government for reparations.

“We have not received any reparations or compensation to our citizens… I believe that receiving reparations from Germany is a matter of several years,” Mulyarchik said.

Earlier, the Polish authorities said they were demanding 6.2 trillion złoty (about $1.3 trillion) from Germany in reparations for damages from World War II. In early October, a corresponding note was sent to Germany through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

With a request to influence Germany and pay reparations, Poland turned to UNESCO and the Council of Europe, the UN, 50 countries, including the EU and NATO, the US Congress.

 


The German government has repeatedly stated that they do not intend to make payments to Poland: in Berlin they believe that they have already paid quite large reparations, and there is no reason to doubt Poland’s refusal of reparations in 1953.