Poland demands compensation from Germany for damage caused in the war - ednews.net

29 January,

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Poland demands compensation from Germany for damage caused in the war

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Poland sent a diplomatic note to the Federal Republic of Germany on the compensation for damage caused by Germany as a result of its aggression and occupation in 1939-1945, the Polish Foreign Ministry reports.

The information states that Poland demands compensation in the amount of 6 trillion 220 billion 609 million Polish zlotys for material and non-material losses.

Besides compensating victims of German aggression and occupation, as well as their families, for the losses and harm suffered and taking systemic measures by the Federal Republic of Germany to return cultural property seized from Poland and currently located on German territory.

Return of assets and liabilities of Polish state banks and credit institutions seized by the German state in 1939-1945;

Settlement of amounts due resulting from exploitation by the Reichskreditkassen, which funded the Third Reich’s criminal, military efforts, and from the operations of the Issuing Bank in Poland;

Full rehabilitation of activists of the Polish minority in pre-war Germany who were killed during the war and compensation for the losses suffered by Polish diaspora organizations in Germany.

Fully and systemically regulating the current status of Poles and persons of Polish origin in Germany by restoring the status of a national minority, in particular as regards the teaching of their mother tongue;

Appropriate cooperation with the Republic of Poland with respect to commemorating Polish victims of World War II;

Taking effective action of the German authorities to present to its own society a true picture of the war and its consequences, especially the harm and damage inflicted on Poland and its people.

A calculation of wartime losses caused by the USSR will be based on research comparable to the one which resulted in the drafting of the Report on losses suffered by Poland as a result of German aggression and occupation during World War II 1939-1945, in accordance with a resolution of the Polish Sejm.

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