Greece: rare video of Nazi war crimes backs reparations demand


The above video, extracted from film archives and only just made available by the Greek Ministry of Defence, shows footage of the consequences, including malnutrition, of Nazi war crimes committed against Greeks during World War 2. The voice-over states that more than 300,000 citizens died from starvation in Athens alone. 13% of the Greek population was lost during the war, mainly as a result of starvation and massacres (over 1,700 villages were destroyed in reprisals – see below for details). The release of the video coincides with the latest demand by the Syriza-led Greek Government for war reparations from Germany – see below for an update.

The video also explains that the agreement of 14. March 1942 foresaw that Greece paid to its occupiers 1.5 billion drachmas per month, a total of 3.5 billion USD, according to the Dollar value of 1938. The current value of that enforced loan is…

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