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Germany Owes Greece €9 Billion in WWI Reparations

Berlin may suffer from around 9 billion euros in lost revenue due to reparations from WWI to Greece, according to a recent report conducted by the Greek General Accounting Office. In the relevant assessment, it is claimed that Greece had anticipated...

Distomo Commemorates on 71th Anniversary of Nazi Massacre

A series of events will commemorate the victims of the massacre committed 71 years ago by the Nazi occupation forces at Distomo, in the prefecture οf Voiotia, in central Greece. The mayors and community leaders of towns and villages that...

Germans Collecting Signatures to Return War Reparations in Greece

Hundreds of Germans have signed a petition through the organization change.org, urging German Chancellor Angela Merkel to return the Second World War reparations to Greece. The petition was organized at the initiative of Peira, a Berlin-based political association. The association...

Greek Deputy FinMin: Germany Owes Greece €278 bln in War Reparations

Greece's deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told the parliament in Athens that Germany owes his country €278.7 billion (about 307 billion U.S. dollars) in Second World War reparations. A parliamentary committee and the Greek supreme court arrived at the figure...

Greece Inaugurates Special Committee to Pursue WWII Reparations from Germany

The special committee that will pursue war reparations, the repayment of the loan received during the occupation and the return of stolen archaeological treasures from Germany starts work today. The committee convenes a few days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Argyris Sfoundouris: The Man Who Reminded Germany the Nazi Crimes at Distomo

Argyris Sfoundouris was only four years old on June 10, 1944. He was playing with his three sisters in his home in Distomo, in central Greece, when suddenly some men in uniform broke down the door, dragged his parents out in...

German TV Show Supports Greece’s Claims Over Debt and Distomo Massacre

German television show "Die Anstalt" aired an excellent 15-minute sketch on the Greek debt and the creditors' demands, concluding with Greece's rightful claims for war reparations from Germany. The show aired on German public broadcaster ZDF and started with three...

Athens Optimistic After Tsipras Returns from Berlin

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras returned from Berlin optimistic that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will support Greece's efforts to come to an agreement with its European partners over the Greek debt. Despite the fact that on the burning issue of...

Greek PM Tsipras From Berlin: We Must Change the Stereotypes for Greeks and Germans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was welcomed in Berlin earlier today, held a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after the second meeting the two leaders held in a period of just five days. The Greek Premier...

Bild: Germany May Have Moral Obligation to Compensate Distomo Victims' Families

German newspaper Bild brings up the issue of compensation to victim's families of the SS massacre in the village of Distomo in June 1944 and raises the question of Germany's moral obligation. The article under the title "We survived the...