The German government said the issue of World War II reparations was ‘closed’.
Poland said it would demand $1.3 trillion from Germany for atrocities committed during the second world war.
The move followed the release of a report on the costs of Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland from 1939 to 1945.
Poland’s right-wing government says the country has yet to receive full compensation.
But Germany insists reparations were paid in the post-war years and the issue of compensation is now closed.
So, what’s behind Poland’s move? Is it politically relevant?
Presenters: Hashem Ahelbarra
Michal Rachon – Anchor at TVP Info and TVP World, Polish TV News Channel
Ulrich Brueckner is Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
Maximilian Hess – Research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Policy Studies