Friday, September 2, 2022

German media talk about Poland's demands for reparations

The largest German media gave a high rank to the issue of reparations for Poland. Some German historians, politicians, and journalists believe Poland should receive reparations.

 The "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" informs about the report published on the 83rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The newspaper emphasizes the enormity of losses suffered by Poland and mentions millions of victims of the conflict unleashed by Nazi Germany. At the same time, it emphasizes that the current German authorities reject all Polish claims.

The journalists of "Bilda" sneerly note that "Poland is opening a new front during the war":

"This is the financial front in the fight against Germany."

This would be true if Germany was helping Ukraine in this war. Unfortunately, at this point, Germany is at the bottom of the list of the countries that help Ukraine.

"Bild" also quotes Jarosław Kaczyński, who stated that the German economy could afford to pay compensation in the amount of EUR 1.3 trillion.

The "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" quotes the opposition party in Poland that the report's publication is an element of the political game related to the upcoming parliamentary elections. It also quotes the words of the opposition's leader, Donald Tusk, who criticized the report and called it "an anti-German campaign."