The Polish foreign minister has said that Germany should pay Poland up to $1 trillion in World War II reparations.
Witold Waszczykowski told local radio station RMF that ‘serious talks’ with Germany were necessary in order to deal with the 1939 German ‘aggression’ in Poland.
He estimates that Poland’s losses during that time equate to around $1 trillion (roughly £770bn).
He is not the only Polish minister to make statements to this effect, as defence minister Antoni Macierewicz said that European critics are trying to ‘erase’ the fate of the nation during German occupation.
Poland is currently run by a right-wing government that is turning its back on a resolution by the former government.
Thw resolution stated that Germany no longer needed to pay reparations to Poland, which the current government won’t have.
About six million Polish people were killed during the Nazi occupation, and many towns and cities were razed.
Critics of the government are saying that the call for reparations are being used as a ‘distraction’ for their nationalist agendas.
A poll in the country found that 51 per cent of Polish citizens were against the repayments from Germany, whereas 24% were in favour of the reparations.