Greece insists on war reparations from Germany on Kalavryta Holocaust anniversary

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The Defense Minister of Greece, Nikos Dendias shared that Greece’s pursuit for over $300 billion in World War II reparations from Germany remained open.

The Greek Minister spoke on Wednesday from the Greek city of Kalavryta to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kalavryta Holocaust during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II.

“Regarding the issue of German reparations, I want to clarify something that I have repeatedly said in my previous capacity as the country’s foreign minister,” Mr Dendias said. “The question for the Greek government remains absolutely open.”

Greece’s claim for reparations was initially renewed in 2019 by the previous left-wing government. The current conservative administration, while not publicly pressing Berlin, has said it considers the issue unresolved.

During the Kalavryta Holocaust on December 13, 1943, German troops shot almost 700 male villagers aged 14 and over (13 survived) and burned the town to the ground, as a reprisal for the execution of 79 German soldiers taken prisoner by resistance fighters six days earlier.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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