Polish Foreign Minister Demands Germany Pay $1 Trillion In Reparations

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.

Comments

HRH Feant2 (not verified) Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:18 Permalink

Damn this dude has balls! Bring it on.

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

giovanni_f vamex Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:32 Permalink

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). 

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LA_Goldbug giovanni_f Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:41 Permalink

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.

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giovanni_f Haus-Targaryen Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:36 Permalink

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.

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Shemp 4 Victory giovanni_f Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:50 Permalink

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.

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Volkodav Shemp 4 Victory Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:04 Permalink

     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

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Volkodav giovanni_f Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:58 Permalink

      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... 

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Koba the Dread LA_Goldbug Wed, 09/06/2017 - 06:31 Permalink

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!

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sickavme (not verified) vamex Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:25 Permalink

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.

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East Indian vamex Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:59 Permalink

 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 PolandSomeone beats GermanySomeone beats RussiaBoth regurgitate Polish landsPoland is resurrectedPoland shows middle finger to both Russia and Germany, because "someone" is there to support itRepeat" Probably right. 

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junction Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:22 Permalink

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 junction Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:36 Permalink

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.

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LA_Goldbug HowdyDoody Wed, 09/06/2017 - 04:57 Permalink

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-russ…

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LA_Goldbug East Indian Wed, 09/06/2017 - 06:12 Permalink

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-europ…

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.
"

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Volkodav AllBentOutOfShape Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:34 Permalink

     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.   

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