Germany should pay war reparations to Poland

In a text published in the French paper Le Figaro on September 1, the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, said that Poland had suffered proportionally the biggest war losses in terms of human lives and material damage among all the countries invaded by the Germans.

In a comprehensive report also published on September 1, Poland estimated German World War Two reparations at EUR 1.32 trillion.

In 1953, Poland relinquished all claims to war reparations from Germany under pressure from the Soviet Union, which sought to free its new satellite country, East Germany, from any burden. The current Polish government says the 1953 agreement is invalid as Poland was not a fully sovereign country at that time. Germany says the case of war reparations for Poland is closed.


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