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The Problem of War Reparations—the Perspective of the Czech Republic
The Problem of War Reparations—the Perspective of the Czech Republic

Author(s): Mateusz Gniazdowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych

Summary/Abstract: Officially the Czech Republic is not making claims for unsettled war reparations for the damages it suffered during the Nazi occupation between 1938 and 1945. However, the issue of compensation for war damages does play an important role in contemporary Czech-German relations. As the issue of war reparations has also recently been injected into Polish-German affairs, an analysis of the problem seems particularly topical. The first part of this study presents an outline of the issue of German reparations to Czechoslovakia after World War II. In the second part, the study presents the attitude of the Czech authorities and Czech public opinion with regard to the problem of reparations, taking into consideration the historical background and conditions. Special attention is also paid to the Czech perception of the discussion of the issue in Polish-German relations. The analysis set forth makes it possible to draw conclusions regarding the role played by the issue of war reparations in contemporary Czech-German relations.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 4 (13)
  • Page Range: 163-205
  • Page Count: 43
  • Language: English