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Official Says Poland Entitled To Seek Out WWII Reparations


Added 05-21-19 04:45:02pm EST - “WARSAW, Poland (AP) ?" A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing Tuesday that no documents or records show Poland ever renounced its right to do so. Berlin has repeatedly…” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about a report that assesses Poland's World War II losses and that, he says, will be given to German government. Contrary to Germany claims, Mularczyk says there are no documents or records suggesting that Poles has ever renounced its right to seek reparations from Berlin.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing Tuesday that no documents or records show Poland ever renounced its right to do so.

Berlin has repeatedly said there is no legal basis for the claims because the matter was settled in a 1953 agreement.

But prominent ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk told The Associated Press that to his knowledge the only document that exists is a copy of a 1953 note from a government session. It’s signed only by Poland’s communist leader of the time, Boleslaw Bierut, and isn’t legally binding.

Poland’s current right-wing authorities have argued the 1953 decision is invalid because it was dictated by Moscow when Poland was a satellite of the Soviet Union.

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