Kaczynski released his long-awaited report on the cost to the country of Nazi Germany’s years of occupation.
“We will appeal to Germany to start negotiations on reparations,” Kaczynski said at a ceremony held at the Royal Castle, which was rebuilt from wartime ruins in Warsaw. used his statements.
Kaczynski stated that this will be a “long and not easy road” but that “it will one day bring success”.
Kaczynski said that the payment of 1.3 trillion dollars compensation would serve “the real Polish-German reconciliation” and that the German economy was in a position to pay this bill.
Kaczynski said that “Germany never gave an account of its crimes against Poland” and argued that many Germans who committed war crimes went unpunished in Germany after the war.
The head of the report team, deputy Arkadiusz Mularczyk, said that “it is impossible to put a financial value on the loss of approximately 5.2 million lives, which he blames for the German occupation.”
– “FROM THE MOST HORRIBLE TRAGEGEDS”
President Andrzej Duda, in his speech at the early morning ceremonies on the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, said, “The war is one of the most terrible tragedies in our history.” said.
About 6 million Polish citizens, including 3 million Jews, were killed in the war, some of them victims of the Soviet Red Army invading from the east. The Polish government, under pressure from the Soviet Union, had rejected the country’s then communist leaders’ declaration in 1953, which agreed not to claim any more rights from Germany.
Germany claimed that compensation was paid to the Eastern Bloc countries in the years after the war, and that the lands lost by Poland in the East while the borders were redrawn were compensated with some of Germany’s pre-war territory.
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