Poland intends to demand reparations from Germany for World War II

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Germany should pay Poland reparations for material damage and crimes against Poles committed in 1939-1945, reported Radio Poland, citing an interview by Macierewicz on TVPInfo.

As noted by Macierewicz, Poland de facto never renounced its claim toward the Germany, which began on September 1, 1939 with military aggression against Poland, and which continued with the occupation of Polish territory for almost five years.

"It's not true that the Polish state refused the German military reparations. This was the Soviet colony, called the Polish People's Republic, that refused part of the reparations associated with a puppet state, also called the German Democratic Republic. In this fashion, the act never received formal legal registration, but rather was political and journalistic in nature, "the Polish minister said.

At the same time, a deputy from the ruling "Law and Justice" party, Arkadiusz Mularczyk, said that the Polish Sejm’s Bureau of Legal Analysis would publish a report in the coming days on international legal grounds for possible official claims by Poland against Germany.

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