Most Poles say country should seek war reparations from Germany
PR dla Zagranicy
More than half of Polish adults -- 54% -- believe their country should demand reparations from Germany for the damage it inflicted during World War II, according to a survey.
Polish PM Beata Szydło. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Meanwhile, 36% were of the opposite opinion, the study by pollster CBOS found.
At the same time, 45% believed that Poland could lose more than it gained from seeking compensation, while 31% said that potential gains could outweigh the losses.
And three-quarters of respondents did not believe that any efforts to obtain reparations would prove successful.
In addition, 71% were worried that seeking damages would harm relations with Germany, according to the poll.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło in September said Poland deserves reparations from Germany, but indicated her government had not made a final decision on pressing claims.
The same month, Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of Poland’s governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, accused Germany of trying to “wriggle out” of paying Warsaw damages.