Greece Says Germany Owes it US$300 Billion in War Reparations

The debt-struggling government of Greece is seeking $300 billion in reparations from Germany for crimes committed by Nazi German forces during World War II.

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Nazi Germany occupied Greece from 1941-1944, destroying the country and massacring 13% of the Greek population. (Screenshot/YouTube)

But Germany cites a 1990 treaty that Greece recognized that provides for no wartime reparations.

This treaty exonerated Germany from having to make any wartime reparations to countries it occupied.

German forces occupied Greece from 1941-1944, and among the crimes they committed were killing over 60,000 of the country’s Jews.

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More than 60,000 Jews were killed in Greece during the Nazi occupation from 1941-1944. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Greece is currently in the situation where they owe $340 billion dollars to the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank. Germany has been at the forefront in talks on how Greece will repay its debts, which has made it very unpopular in Greece.

It appears that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is making use of that sentiment as he backtracks on his election promise to end austerity.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been forced to backtrack on austerity promises. (Screenshot/YpuTube)

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