2017 Oct 1, 2:36pm
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The Polish Government has demanded Germany pay up reparations following the trail of death and destruction by the Nazi Party five decades ago.Poland's national conservative government party PiS, has set up a parliamentary committee to determine the amount Poland claims is owed by Germany.PiS chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski accused his counterparts in Germany of withdrawing from responsibilities for the Second World War.A committee has now been formed as the Poles say the issue is yet to be resolved. The Communist Polish leadership declared the issue resolved in 1953 but it was cracked back open by the current leaders at the end of July.Poland said the 1953 statement was made under Soviet pressure Polish lawmakers Arkadiusz Mularczyk and Jozef Menes are claiming Poland had not relinquished its right to war compensation from Germany after finding a UN document from 1969.Arkadiusz Mularczyk told the Polish parliamentary agency PAP the committee will be tasked with looking into the "estimated sum that Germany owes Poland". ...Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Warsaw made a legally binding decision in 1953
Why single out Germany? Poland was attacked and divided in 1939 by two allies at the time - Germany and Russia - so both are liable.
the Poles invaded Russia in 1920