Αυτα που δεν τολμούν να πουν οι γερμανοδουλοι, τα λένε οι Αυστριακοί: Τι οφείλουν οι Γερμανοι στους Ελληνες.
Austria Der Standard : 1,4 million Greeks victims of Germans- Loan of 1,5 trillion Drachmas to be repaid
The Victims of Germans in Greece in Second World War
The German soldiers were already in the country, from April 1941 to September 1944, and they left nothing but scorched earth and the memory of Hunger, sadistically executed massacres and deportations. The great-grandmother of the present Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the novelist Penelope Delta, brought on the day on which the Wehrmacht in Athens invaded.
1.4 Million Victims
After an hour Interview in the office Paniagotis Karakousis, but then to a personal remark carried away. He is even out loud, so much so brings with him the whole affair, in truth. “It makes me sad to see that some people in Germany or elsewhere, the Obvious question. You are in doubt as to the damage that Greece has suffered. It is sufficient but already, to keep in mind that Greece is the largest it has suffered losses: 19 percent of the population at that time, 1.4 million Greeks, have died or have been wounded.”
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1,5 trillion Drachmas of Loan Germans took from Greece in 1942 that they never repaid it
Not for Panagiotis Karakousis and the officials in the Athenian Treasury, the first time the scattered Archivakten collected. Karakousis paints a number with 15 zeros on a Notepad, so there is no misunderstanding: there are 1.5 trillion drachmas. To this sum, the amount of departures that the Bank of Greece. All about this Zwangskredit it goes, an open line of credit, which the German Reich and Italy, the Greeks, and in March 1942 had demanded.
Interpretation as a credit
The billion drachmas in monthly occupation costs, officials have not even factored in. “You were, so to speak, legally,” says Karakousis. However, the credit is open: “We have their signatures. Shortly before the end of the war you have even two Installments repaid. This proves only that it is a loan was.”