FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz pay respect at the Wall of Rememberence as they commemorate the 75th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising at Warsaw Rising Museum in Warsaw © Thomson Reuters
WARSAW (Reuters) -Germany has rebuffed the latest push by Poland’s nationalist government for vast reparations over World War Two, saying in response to a diplomatic note that the issue was closed, the foreign ministry in Warsaw said on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the German foreign ministry said it had responded to a letter sent by Poland on the subject in October and did not comment on the contents of diplomatic correspondence.
Poland estimates its World War Two losses caused by Germany at 6.2 trillion zlotys ($1.4 trillion) and has demanded reparations, but Berlin has repeatedly said all financial claims related to the war have been settled.
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Update #1: Poland asks UN to step in as it pushes Germany for WWII reparations (FOX News)
Update #2: Germany snubs Poland’s claim for World War 2 reparations (Euronews)
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