Newspaper To Vima claims to have seen the findings and reports that the experts found that Germany should pay Greece 108 billion euros for damage to infrastructure and 54 billion euros for a loan that the Nazi occupation forces obliged Greece to take in order to pay Berlin during the war.The reparations are equivalent to about 80 percent of Greek gross domestic product.
Greek ‘loans’ to Nazi occupators
According to Bank of Greece, Athens borrowed to German occupation forces
1,617,781,093,648,819 Drachmas to German Nazi occupation forces and
220,479,188,480 Drachmas to Italian fascist regime during the first years of WWI.
According to the “loan” agreements of March and December 1942 these amounts should be returned to Greece after the end of the war. The loans were never paid back neither by Germany, nor by Italy.
Right after the war, Bank of Greece estimated that the total amount was equivalent to 4.5 million golden British Pound
German magazine Der Spiegel has picked up the report saying ‘there could be soon anger between Greece and Germany”. Especially the moment Athens would officially publish the findings report.
The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation during the Axis occupation of Greece, during World War II (1941–1944). The local population suffered greatly during this period, while the Axis Powers initiated a policy of large scale plunder. Moreover, requisitions together with the Allied blockade of Greece, the ruined state of the country’s infrastructure and the emergence of a powerful and well-connected black market, resulted in the Great Famine, with the mortality rate reaching a peak during the winter of 1941–1942.
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