"The United Nations system offers instruments for dialogue as well as for introducing the international community to the scale of the damages caused by the German aggression and occupation during the war, and Poland intends to use them," Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Arkadiusz Mularczyk said.
On Sept. 1, 2022, the Polish government presented a report detailing the material losses suffered by Poland during World War II, along with a pledge to demand money from Germany in reparations, to the tune of US$1.4 trillion.
On Oct. 3, 2022, Poland's Foreign Affairs Ministry sent a diplomatic note to Germany demanding compensation for the damage. On Tuesday, however, Germany's Foreign Ministry responded to the note regarding WWII reparations, stating that the "issue remains closed."
WOMEN WITH GUNS... HUNTING NAZIS.
Women who fought in WWII against the Nazis in Yugoslavia training at the Allied base in Italy, 1944. (Keystone / Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/xGTzbYFTQm
"The position of the German Foreign Office on our note is false. The case of unsettled compensation for Poland for the effects of WWII remains open; morally, politically, and legally. We have an international campaign ahead of us, but I am sure that we will win for both Poland and Poles!," Mularczyk replied.
On Wednesday, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller announced that his country will also position the demand for war reparations within the European Union's institutions.
"Fleeing from one's own crimes is not the best diplomatic stance and this is something we will make clear both in Europe and at the United Nations," he said.
Tokyo WWII firebombing, the single most deadly bombing raid in history. The firestorms killed about 100,000 civilians. pic.twitter.com/9yHiTVPdQ9