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Poland unveils €3.4tn claim against Germany for wartime reparations

By Raphael Minder and Barbara Erling

01 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Poland is demanding German reparations for World War II losses. But some are accusing Poland’s right-wing government of stoking anti-German sentiment for political gain. FT has the details.

Poland has unveiled a long-awaited parliamentary report claiming Germany owes it 6.2tn zlotys (€3.4tn) in reparations for the damage and losses the country suffered during the second world war.

The report, released on the anniversary of the day Nazi Germany launched its attack on Poland in 1939 and triggered the global conflict, is the latest attempt by the rightwing government in Warsaw to obtain reparations from Berlin, a demand German politicians have repeatedly rejected.

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