The Polish government is intensifying its pursuit of reparations from Germany for damages incurred during World War II and anticipates gaining support from international partners in the near

future, according to a deputy foreign minister.

Arkadiusz Mularczyk conveyed this during a media interview on Thursday, as reported by the Polish state news agency PAP.

When asked by the private broadcaster Polsat News about Poland's allies in its endeavor for war reparations from Germany, including countries like the United States or Israel, Mularczyk stated, "It's a process. I have made a series of visits to Italy, Greece, Serbia as well as the US."

He emphasized that the Polish government was currently "in the process of persuading" its "friends and allies," expressing confidence that the effort to seek WWII damages from Germany was "on the right track."

Mularczyk informed Polsat News that "more details will be provided around mid-September." He disclosed that he had engaged in "interesting talks with the government of Namibia," a former German colony. He asserted, "In Namibia too, there is an expectation that Germany will pay for the crimes it had committed."

The Polish deputy foreign minister emphasized, "We are not only fighting for the Polish cause but more broadly for justice in the aftermath of military conflicts." He further argued that Poland's wartime experiences held significant relevance for Ukraine, as Kyiv's conflict against Russia's invasion "will end at some point and there will be the question of responsibility."

In July, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki affirmed that while his ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party remained in power, the government in Warsaw would persistently uphold its reparation claims. Morawiecki vowed to "bring the issue to a successful conclusion," as reported by the PAP news agency. He stated firmly, "Germany will have to pay."

Poland's WWII Reparation Claims Against Germany In April, the Polish government adopted a resolution highlighting the "need to address, in Polish-German relations, the matter of reparations, compensation, and restitution" for the losses stemming from the German invasion and subsequent occupation of Poland during World War II.

The government stated that the resolution reaffirmed that the subject of compensation for the damage and harm inflicted by Germany during WWII had not been resolved through an international agreement between the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany. It emphasized the necessity of entering into such an agreement.

In September of the previous year, the Polish government announced that the losses endured by Poland due to Nazi Germany during World War II amounted to PLN 6.22 trillion (EUR 1.3 trillion) and that it intended to seek compensation from Berlin.

In October, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau sent an official note to the German government, demanding compensation for Poland's war-related losses. However, the German government has stated that the matter of reparations and compensation for WWII losses is considered closed, and it has no intention of entering into negotiations on the issue. Photo by Dhirad, Wikimedia commons.