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Here's How Much Greece Wants in WWII Reparations

Only a measly $303B from Germany
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2015 10:08 AM CDT
Here's How Much Greece Wants in WWII Reparations
In this photo taken Saturday, March 21, 2015, a boy walks past a Nazi flag bearing the names of the officers that took part in the Kalavryta massacre at the Holocaust Museum in the town of Kalavryta, western Greece.   (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

(Newser) – Greece says it's about time Germany opens its checkbook and pays $303 billion in reparation money stemming from the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. Greece's deputy finance minister says the sum, put forth by the General Accounting Office, accounts for war reparations, the repayment of an "occupation loan" paid by the Bank of Greece, and the return of stolen artifacts, Reuters reports. Such a sum would surely help out Greece as it struggles with its own debts; Greece must pay the International Monetary Fund $487 million by Thursday, the BBC notes. Germany, however, has denied all previous claims that it owes Greece anything following a 115 million deutschmark payment in 1960. (Read more Greece stories.)

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