Greece calls for German war reparations – and they have a case!

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D Culture and Development - UN Lecturer and Writer Honored Dutch Counsel Former CEO in EAC Entertainer and Event Management

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D
Culture and Development – UN
Lecturer and Writer
Honored Dutch Counsel
Former CEO in EAC
Entertainer and Event Management

Greece calls for German war reparations – and they have a case!

After the 2nd World War, Germany had a huge war debt, which the country was exposed.

The agreement was that the debt be repaid when the German economy had recovered, and when that had been made peace with the Allies.

Officially peace came first with German reunification in 1990. But the wily German politicians avoided intentionally a formal, written peace agreement. And they bristled countries like Greece out of the negotiations.

In this way they escaped the demand for reimbursement.
The Germans played a tactical game that was both cynical and unworthy of a constitutional state.”
~Andreas Fischer-Lescano, international law expert

Instead of taking responsibility as humble debtors and enter into negotiations with the creditors, then the Germans played a tactical game that was both cynical and unworthy of a constitutional state, says Andreas Fischer-Lescano, German expert in international law, to ZDF.


So it is perhaps understandable that the Greeks have felt cheated and that their government Alexis Tsipras now claiming back the war reparations.

For the money, this is: 332 billion Euro has Greek accountants figured forward to.

Greece’s total debt, which now threatens their membership of the Euro is around 320 billion. The compensation from the Germans could thus make them debt free.

But there is not something there, says the German government:

Here, 70 years after the war, the question of compensation lost its substance, said a German government spokesman recently.

The case is, in other words out of date. If the Greeks wanted money, then they should _81701428_026336048have said something before.

But it has actually done – several times. It shows notes from the German state which ZDF is obtained.

Other notes are even more explosive. Evidently comes the German government’s own experts concluded that the Greeks have right on their side.

So it is no wonder that the Greeks right now acting very confidently. They threaten, for example, to seize German property in Greece as compensation for the lack of compensation.

Officially, there will be no concessions from the German side. But it may look different behind the scenes.

In Germany, suppose you that the Greeks will drop their claims if Angela Merkel, in turn, loosen the screws over Greece’s debt crisis.

The tactics have Greeks actually used once before. As Greece in 2000 would join the euro, were war reparations and the seizure of German property also brought into play.

A similar trade-off on the Greek debt problem would give the German Government tranquility. The Greek government with a much-needed political victory.

For the Greek war victims, their relatives and descendants would justice on the other hand hardly done.


But today is the situation like this:

German politicians will give Greece a substitute for WW2

Several German politicians backing the Greek claim war reparations from the time during the Nazi occupation.

According to the German media ZDF show notes that Greece has repeatedly claimed the war reparations – and that makes it difficult for Germany to sweep Greece claims away as outdated.

Furthermore, the notes according to ZDF, the German experts have given Greece right in their claim.

About the compensation to be paid is still unclear, but the Greeks have therefore more support in Germany.

Kurt Lykke Lindved
TTT – “Things, Take, Time”



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