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March 24, 2015

Germany rejects Greek “moral demand” for reparations

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:44 am

You can read about the Greek demand for more money from Germany on this news article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/greek-pm-tsipras-visit-germanys-holocaust-memorial  (scroll down past the advertisement at the top of the page)

Look at the sad face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she listens to Greek demand for money

Look at the sad face of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she listens to Greek demand for money

The 5-acre “Holocaust Memorial in Berlin” which the Greek PM plans to visit is shown in this photo below. You can read about how many German Jews were killed in the Holocaust on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/how-many-german-jews-were-killed-in-the-holocaust/

Berlin Holocaust Memorial is a 5 acre eyesore of concrete blocks in the heart of Berlin

Berlin Holocaust Memorial is a 5 acre eyesore of concrete blocks in the heart of Berlin

Germany has paid billions in reparations for the Holocaust, but it will never be enough. What really happened to the Greek Jews during the Holocaust? Some of them were sent to Bergen-Belsen, which was an EXCHANGE CAMP.

This quote is from my own website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/BergenBelsen00.html

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Neutral Camp (Neutralenlager) at Bergen-Belsen Several hundred Jewish prisoners from neutral countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Turkey, lived in this camp. These prisoners did not have to work and conditions were tolerable up until March 1945, according to the Memorial Site booklet. According to Eberhard Kolb, a transport of 441 Jews from Salonika arrived in August 1943, including 367 “Spagnioles” or Sephardic Jews, who had been living in Greece for a long time, but were nevertheless Spanish nationals. This group was sent to Spain in early February 1944, and from there they were sent to an internment camp in North Africa, from which they were finally sent to Palestine. The 74 other Greek Jews were put into the Star Camp. Kolb also wrote that 155 Spanish Jews and 19 Portuguese Jews were arrested by the Nazis in Athens, Greece in March 1944 and transported to Bergen-Belsen where they remained until the camp was liberated.

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You can read another news article about the Greek demand for reparations for the Greek Jews who were sent to Auschwitz: http://rt.com/news/243477-jews-greece-nazis-germany/ This quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Some 60,000 Greek Jews – about 75 percent of the country’s Jewish population at the time – perished in the Holocaust, according to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and research center. The Nazis deported more than 45,000 from Thessaloniki to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The demand by the Greek Jewish community comes at a time when Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, following in the footsteps of other past Greek governments, is also attempting to recover damages from Berlin over 476 million-reichsmark (€6 billion) loan to Nazi Germany. The occupying Nazis in 1942 forced Greece to deliver them the interest-free loan, valued at 568 million reichsmark (€7.1 billion). “It’s not a material matter, it’s a moral issue,” Tsipras told reporters on Monday following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Berlin.

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When will the Germans be allowed to stop paying reparations for the Holocaust?  When the last ethnic German has died and there is no longer a country of Germany!