Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Reparations: Poland will not wait idly for Germany's answer

 Portal Niezalezna-pl: Deputy Foreign Minister Arkadiusz Mularczyk announced today that Poland will send a diplomatic note to all countries of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe regarding war reparations from Germany.

The note is to contain information that Germany did not settle the losses suffered by Poland during World War II, did not return looted works of art, cultural goods, and bank resources, and did not pay compensation to Polish citizens injured because of German aggression.

"The Germans do not want to talk about it, they do not want to conclude an international agreement, there is also no legal way for the victims. We will systematically inform the international opinion about this," Mularczyk noted.

He emphasized that the note is to be an instrument to explain international opinion in the world, and above all to diplomats, politicians, people interested in human rights issues, and international law lawyers, that "the topic is unresolved, that it concerns European and international law and human rights."

"We want to open an international discussion about Germany's attitude, about how Germany settled or did not settle accounts with Poland during the Second World War," Mularczyk said. As he noted, so far Germany has not responded to Poland's note on war reparations.