The Polish parliament has once again touched the wound of the Second World War

The Polish parliament has once again touched the wound of the Second World War
The Polish parliament has once again touched the wound of the Second World War

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, passed a resolution on Wednesday calling on Germany to take political, historical, legal and financial responsibility for starting World War II, BTA reports.

The resolution was an initiative of MPs from the ruling Law and Justice party and was supported by 418 MPs, four were against and 15 abstained.

In the resolution, the Diet “calls on the government of the Federal Republic of Germany to unequivocally assume political, historical, legal and financial responsibility for all consequences caused in the Republic of Poland and to Polish citizens as a result of the start of World War II by the German Third Reich.”

“The Sejm of the Republic of Poland declares that the properly represented Polish state has never given up its claims against the German state,” the resolution reads. “There are no grounds, either moral or legal, to hold that the claims are lawfully withdrawn or time-barred.”

The mention of a “properly represented” state suggests that the lower house considers Poland’s post-war communist government, which may have refused reparations, to be illegitimate.

A report detailing Poland’s losses as a result of the German invasion was submitted on 1 September, [в деня на] The 83rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. According to the report, Germany must pay Poland 6.2 trillion Polish zlotys (1.32 trillion euros) in compensation for the destruction caused by the war.

The German government said the matter was closed because Poland had apparently renounced war reparations in 1953.


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