During an official visit to the town Kalavryta (13.12), scene of war-time atrocities in WWII, the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred to the issue of German war reparations and the forced occupation loan demanded by the Nazi administration, noting that Greece’s demands were still “legally active and pursuable through the courts” and had not been written off.
In his speech on the occasion of the 72th anniversary of the Kalavryta massacre, President Pavlopoulos underlined the need to vindicate the victims of the carnage, pointing to the rights of the victims of the German occupation as not just a national but a European issue, emphasizing that the implementation of international law is an obligation to their memory.
In the presence of the German Ambassador to Greece Peter Schoof, Pavlopoulos reminded that the slaughter and destruction that took place in Kalavryta on December 13, 1943, is a well known historical event, considered one of the biggest and most odious war crimes committed in Greece by the German occupation force in WWII.
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