Polish Foreign Minister Demands Germany Pay $1 Trillion In Reparations

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Poland has escalated its demands for World War II reparations from Germany from "billions" a month ago, to "about $1 trillion" today as Poland’s foreign minister demanded "serious talks" were needed with Germany.

Relations between Berlin and Warsaw have been on edge recently over issues including Germany’s push to share responsibility for refugees across Europe - which Poland has rejected - to the European Commission’s infringement procedure against PiS plans to have more control over the judiciary. Last month the EU sued Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, forcing them to accept refugees even as the rest of Europe turns a blind eye to the 100 thousand refugees that have made landfall in recent months in Italy.

But, as The Independent now reports, the rhetoric is heating up.

Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski told local radio station RMF that “serious talks” were needed with Germany to "find a way to deal with the fact that German-Polish relations are overshadowed by the German aggression of 1939 and unresolved post-war issues."

 

He said Poland’s material losses were about $1 trillion, or higher.

 

Polish defense minister Antoni Macierewicz also accused European critics of trying to “erase” the fate of the Poles at German hands during the war “from the historical memory of Europe”.

 

The country’s right-wing government has dismissed a 1953 resolution by Poland’s former communist government which dropped any claim to reparations from Germany, and are instead claiming that Germany is “shirking” its moral responsibility.

Around six million Polish citizens, including about three million Jews, were killed during the war and much of Warsaw was destroyed.

Interstingly, an independent Ibris poll found that 51 per cent of Polish people objected to repatriation claims against Germany, while 24 per cent were in favour. Critics of the government say they are talking about reparations to divert attention from their nationalistic agenda.

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HRH Feant2's picture

Damn this dude has balls! Bring it on.

Germany is broke so good luck getting any coin from that dead duck. Not gonna happen.

vamex's picture

It's German problem. Reperations have to be paid sooner or later.

giovanni_f's picture

what exactly is "german problem"? That Poland had been sold to the Soviet Union in Jalta 1945 by a gentleman named Churchill?

Looks like the Poles are again used by the Angloimperialists as tools to provoke Russia and Germany - in their tragic quest for greatness and international recognition they are so desperately longing for (but don't deserve bcause they are, shortly, geopolitically unimportant beyond their role of being a brothel for Nato troops). 

LA_Goldbug's picture

I knew smart people are to be found on ZH.

They will get shi&t as they have no political/economic or military muscle. So they can bark all they want and it will not happen.

I suspect this "cold plate" is being reheated as the EU( Germany ) is trying to force them to take in more refugees (future Islamic troublemakers) into their social welfare system that is barely functioning. Poland is not an economic powerhouse.

HowdyDoody's picture

It is a case of 'Location, location, location'. With the destruction of Ukraine, the Zionsts need Poland to go a similar route to break the 'land bridge' between RUssia and Germany.

 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Germany will pay.  We/they always do. 

wildbad's picture

i believe this is a non-starter, which is fine.

they are neither zionists nor islamists nor globalists nor €urocrats in poland so they will get

NUSSING

bigkahuna's picture

This must be Poland's way of telling Merkle to fuck off. "We're not taking those dirtbags into our country!"

(bravo)

giovanni_f's picture

Yes, but it wouldn't matter as long as the "core values" of the Germans and their capital stock they worked for over centuries remained halfways intact. Both are in the process of being terminally annihilated, like it or not.

And it is not only due to foreign, century-old destabilization and destruction and a paper-$$ fueled legalized anexation of German companies from/by their Anglosaxon "friends" but carries a significant suicidal component. Just look at the politicians the Germans tolerate to be ruled over by.

Manthong's picture

 

I am no fan of German government, but .…

The dude should be demanding reparations from JPM and Wall Street….

That’s where the little repatriation/occupation began.

Poland was to the 1930's what Afghanistan has been since the beginning of this century.

 

HardAssets's picture

The Germans had their balls cut off after WW2. They were a threat to the Anglo empire that could not be allow to peacefully compete & prosper. Their population has been so brainwashed that they still vote for politicians that bring in invaders that destroy culture and nation.

anarchitect's picture

Depends on how they want to get paid.  The Treaty of Versailles also called for massive reparations.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

thats the obvious take: its an ambit claim to tell the EU to fuck off over the 'fine' for not taking refugees of - what was it? $60 Billion or something?

land_of_the_few's picture

Sure they are not just trying to pre-emptively subsidise their soon-to-be-jacked-up LNG costs?

Chuck Walla's picture

It's really simple here. Let the EU fine Poland for refusing the goat fuckers and let Germany pay it out of the reparations. easy peasy.

vamex's picture

It doesn't matter who is "geopolitycally important". Or you are trying to tell that Germany will pay war reparation everyone but geopolitically unimportatnt Poland? Ridiculous. If so good luck with relations with Poland in EU.

giovanni_f's picture

Frankly, there is no space for Poland in the EU. It was an Angloimperialist's plot to inlcude an east european aggressor nation to destabilize the EU on behalf of the US/England.

Hope that helps.

Hyjinx's picture

There would be plenty of room if they were acting European and not Islamic.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Perhaps Czechia and Slovakia should be demanding reparations from Poland since Poland sent troops to Czechoslovakia to help Hitler with his annexation and took a piece of Czechoslovakia for themselves. They also refused to provide a corridor for passage of the Red Army between the USSR and Czechoslovakia, as the Soviet Union was the only European power willing to help defend Czechoslovakia.

Volkodav's picture

     it can be argued intelligently that Germany went little too far Czechoslovakia

     until see film of the German's slaughtered there...

     yes, beyond Sudenland....lived under persecution inflamed against Germans

     https://arminius1871.deviantart.com/art/Sudetenland-580752892 

     I am half Swabian/Boii, half Rus and know this history

     Dr. Porsche was born in Bohemia  

 

     1945 Czech again fell on Germans even more murderous

squint's picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

squint's picture

From what I understand Poland did not invade Czehoslovakia. It sent a diplomatic ultimatum which the Czehoslovakian Government acceptd without any shooting war.

The territory in question was part of Poland which Czehoslovakia ceized earlier while Poland was busy fighting the Bolsheviks, which stopped their effort from invading Europe.

Volkodav's picture

      Yes, Poles were used to provoke Germany for start WW2

      "Poland wants war with Germany and Germany  

      will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to."

      -Polands President Edward Rydz-Smigly, Daily Mail

      August 6th, 1939.  

      check out this war monger Brits used, then dumped...

 

LA_Goldbug's picture

Should have leased to Germany a corridor to East Prussia thus building its economy and military. Instead they chose a Pact with the Devil who promised a lot and delivered,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoney_War and dropping of leaflets on Germans from British planes !!!! :-)

Koba the Dread's picture

Thank you, Bug, for stating the truth of 1939. Germany wanted a land corridor to Danzig, still a German city in 1939. Poland was making greater and greater demands from Germany for the corridor and stalling it. Poland actually believed that if it taunted Germany into war, Britain and France would come to its rescue. Question: How many British or French divisions were sent to Poland in 1939? Zero!

Volkodav's picture

     Poland was complete bellicouse

     ignored German requests for reason

     boasted to military defeat Germany in days

     result Poland showed as fools many ways

     Churchill loved it...

sickavme's picture

This is fuckin BRILLIANT.

Take advantage of the apoligist currently in charge of germany(herr erkel merkel), by bringing up the WW2 reparitions, and if herr merkel erkel doesn't comply, pull the gas pipeline from russia issue and or the "refugees" issue.

 

It's BRILLIANT.

virgule's picture

I demand 1 trillion, "seriously"

HardAssets's picture

Fight guilt (take 'poor' Muslim 'refugees') with guilt (German WW2 occupation)

It's an approach that can be appreciated by a manipulative mother

East Indian's picture

 

It's German problem. Reperations have to be paid sooner or later.

 

Please add the costs of the present illegal aliens devastating Europe, too. 

 

A knowledgeable member here said something along these lines sometime ago:

 

"Russia and Germany pounce on, partition and swallow Poland

Someone beats Germany

Someone beats Russia

Both regurgitate Polish lands

Poland is resurrected

Poland shows middle finger to both Russia and Germany, because "someone" is there to support it

Repeat"

 

Probably right. 

Akzed's picture

Howsabout reparations from Poland for the 80,000 Germans massacred before the war in Poland, that was the cause of Hitler's invasion?

Gen. Ripper's picture

How about the Jewish communists who started up the whole shebang in the early 1930's - what of them?

gouyou's picture

He sounds like a whiny SJW demanding reparations for black people in America...

Ballin D's picture

Sjws have a lot less to stand on. Absolutely nothing, to be exact.

junction's picture

The Poles deserve every euro they are demanding, even if their reparation claim is a little late.  By the time they win this case in the future, the euro will no longer existed, with Germany having reverted to its former national currency, the deutsche mark.

LA_Goldbug's picture

They got shafted due to being ramrodded into the Soviet camp along with East Germany. When that happened (thanks to Brits and US in Yalta and Tehran) it just wasn't brotherly to demand reparations from the loser brothers East Germany. Hence, shafted to the max. But all this did not stop the Special People to collect their dues well into XXI century :-)

Such is history if you read the fine details.

HowdyDoody's picture

The US has ordered the Baltics to buy US LNG instead of Russian pipeline gas. The Poles need these 'reparations' to shield the electorate from the massive energy price rise that would otherwise happen.

 

 

LA_Goldbug's picture

Exactly. They are getting shafted in all possible ways. I'm not sure who the people are in their governments but apparently they negotiated a very bad (high price) gas deal with Russia some years ago.

"5) any re-negotiation with Russia is dependent on Germans/Italians...

Poles could have gotten a sweet decrease if they hadn't thrown a temper-tantrum. But we can chat more about this tomorrow."

https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/50/5064062_re-discussion-poland-russi...

East Indian's picture

They tried to blackmail Russia because some German supply lines were through Poland. Russia built Nord stream 1 and bypassed them, and then hiked the gas price too. 

 

LA_Goldbug's picture

Yeh, they sure don't know or can play for their own side.

"Data show that one price does not fit all for Russia’s European gas consumers. West European countries pay less to Gazprom than do the poorer Central and Eastern European countries. Poland and the Czech Republic pay over $500 per thousand cubic meters of gas, while across the border, Germany pays less than $400."

http://projourno.org/2014/08/who-pays-the-most-for-russian-gas-in-europe...

A good comment from the above link,

"Well at least they don’t harm their countrymen. America’s 1% owners, didn’t like the idea of workers being organized in unions, so they moved industry to the Far East making China the world’s most powerful country, but creating a lot of burger-flipping industries instead.

As if that wasn’t bad enough they started to think that Americans are over-qualified and overpaid, so they are replacing them with hordes of people from the Third World. There is virtually no southern border in the U.S.

On this basis it seems that Russia looks after its people better than the US looks after its own.
"

Volkodav's picture

      never thinkself wise to blackmail Russian

      they blackmailed Yeltsin...see how that worked out

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

If war reparations were paid out to all countries who were victims of war by imperialist nations, the the middle east would own the US and all NATO countries by now.

The Nazis also did a lot of damage to Russia, killing five times as many Russians than Jews. Do they deserve reparations as well? It just ain't gonna happen.

oncemore's picture

Austria paid a heavy price to SU.

Austria paid e.g. 1000 river crowler boats and 600 locomotives.

I worked in both factories, which delivered the stuff and have seen the documents, they are not classified anx i used them in early 80s as basis for tech. Inspirations.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Stalin negotiated asset stripping and got it from the Fatman and Beady-eyes in Yalta.

Volkodav's picture

    three war criminals

Volkodav's picture

     Germans never called themself nazi

     that is propaganda trigger word still used on gullible today

     Germany only made premptive attack after learned Stalin plan for attack

     to west evidenced bymassive buildup western border planned in soon weeks

     (early mid july)

     Soviet had no defensive positions, much light offensive type armor, supplies, were arriving

     still on rail, offensive bomber types were sit on airstrips too close to borders

     and destroyed in first hours 

     huge resources destroyed and prisoners in early because of this exposure.

     Stalin had set massive military buildup since early 30's with intentions

     for take all Europe. Finance this grain sales made depredations, starvations

     of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan regions for military industrial buildup.

     Stalin recieved several intelligence plans compromised, but nothing

     was acted upon.  There is much archived material evidence.

 

 

 

jimha's picture

According to all the history I have read Germany attcked Poland because the would not return the Danzig corridor to them taken at the treaty of Versailles.

Volkodav's picture

     why?  Poles committed agressions first

     including cross border raiding, shelling into Germany

     abuse, depredations, mutilations, murders of Germans inside Polish border