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Poland wants talks with Germany on WWII payout: minister

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Staff Writer | September 5, 2017
Poland and Germany should hold 'serious talks' about World War II reparations, the Polish foreign minister said, after his colleague said the figure could be as high as one trillion dollars.
Witold Waszczykowski
Europe   Poland was destroyed during the war
"We should sit down to serious talks with the Germans and together think about how to deal with the issue" of reparations, Witold Waszczykowski told the local commercial RMF radio station.

"How can we deal with the fact that Germany's 1939 attack (on Poland) and unresolved post-war issues still cast a shadow on Polish-German relations?" he said.

Warsaw was "preparing" its formal position on WWII reparations, Waszczykowski said, without specifying when it would be made public.

"The fact is that Poland was destroyed during the war, terrible crimes were committed here, and we have received no compensation for that," he said.