A request from 1,300 billion euros to “close the painful chapters of the past and ensure that our bilateral relations are based on justice and truth”. The Polish Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rauhe asked the Germanyon behalf of the Government of Warsawthe reparations due to the Second World War, specifying that the issue will certainly be one of the important issues during his meeting with the German counterpart Annalena Baerbock tomorrow in the Polish capital.
According to Rauthe Germany it should compensate the material and non-material damage suffered by the Polish State during the aggression of September 1939 as well as during the years of occupation of the Polish territories (up to the year 1945). The reparations, the minister followed, should concern both the families of the victimsboth state institutions, such as banks and museums.
Rau he then added that the Poland suffered a “trauma” for but no German in the Second World War and the consequence is “that this limits the possibilities of development of the Polish nation. This is why the government to which I belong has addressed the note to solve this problem. And we very much hope for a good cooperation with the German government ”, he added about the request for reparations. The spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry, Lukasz Jasinaexplained that the formal sending of the note will take place in a short time.