Eight hundret seventy five euro. This is the amount German nationals Ludwig Zacaro and partner Nina Lahge handed over to Greeks. That was their share in reparations for the WWII damages caused to Greece by the Nazis in World War II.
The money was not just distributed to every Greek they met around but it was given to local charity “Culture Gate” in Nafplion, in Eastern Peloponnese.
€875 divided by two, would mean €437.5 per person…. That means each German owes Greece €437.5 in WWII reparations? It’s not that simple!
Zacaro and Lahge told local media that they made their calculations only with reference to the”enforced loan” of 1942. The enforced loan of 476 million Reichmark (estimated €11 billion) could be nice €70 billion currently, interest included.
€70 billion enforced loan : 80 million German citizens = €875
With Ludwig Zacaro being a pensioner and partner Nina Lahge with a part time job, they “could only pay for one,” the generous and history-conscious German couple said in a press conference.
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