British MP calls US Senators to urge Germany, not Poland, to pay WW2 reparations

Submitted by admin on Sun, 08/11/2019 - 17:02
British MP Daniel Kawczynski

Daniel Kawczynski MP, a Polish-born Conservative politician, replied to a letter signed by 88 US senators calling Poland to pay for confiscated and destroyed Jewish WW2 property. On 5th August 2019, John Barrasso and other US senators called Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo to pressure Poland to pay back the Jewish property that was looted by the Germans after invading Poland in 1939. Kawczynski asked the US senators to join his campaign for Germany to pay the world war reparations to Poland. According to the influential British politician, this could “right not one, but two wrongs” and properly compensate the victims of Holocaust as well as all the others who suffered under the German Nazi Machine.

Dear Senator Barrasso M.D,

I am contacting you in response to a letter to Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo dated the 5th August 2019 and signed by you and many of your colleagues. The subject of the letter is of particular interest to me as I am the first ever Polish born British Member of Parliament and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Poland.

I am pleased that you raised the issue of Polish suffering in World War II, as this is a topic that is often overlooked. By 1945 an estimated 3 million Polish Jews and 1.9 million non-Jewish Polish citizens had been murdered. In addition, in Warsaw 72 per cent of buildings, and 90 per cent of the cultural history, was destroyed. In 1939, 38 per cent of all Poland’s wealth was stolen and some estimates have put the total cost of damage done to be as high as $1 trillion.

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