Germany refused to pay reparations to Poland for more

Steffen Seibert

Germany is not going to pay Poland for more reparations for the damage caused during the Second world war. On Friday, September 8, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, with reference to the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.

“From the point of view of the Federal government has no legal basis and effectiveness is to question the refusal of reparations in 1953,” said Seibert.

He stressed that Germany has incurred responsibility for “unimaginable crimes” committed by the Nazis during the war. In particular, reparations Poland received until 1953, when Warsaw decided to refuse further payment from Berlin.

In late August the Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz said that Berlin is obliged to compensate Warsaw for the damage caused during the war, and crimes against the Polish nation. Later the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydlo confirmed that her country has a right to reparation on the part of Germany.

On 2 September the Deputy of the ruling party of Poland “law and justice” Jan Musinski noted that the country should demand reparations from Russia. He reminded that according to the contract, known as the peace of Riga, signed in 1921 between the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and Poland, the Polish side was to receive 30 million rubles in gold. However, this amount was not listed.