Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday visited the town of Kalavryta, where the entire population of the town was executed by German occupation troops during WWII. Speaking to the local people about the December 13, 1943 atrocity, Tsipras said that German reparations to Greece is a serious issue.
He added that ”if the other side does not recognize it, we have to find a way to solve it.”
He stated ”this has nothing to do with the level of compensation, it is above all a moral debt, not only to the Greek people but to all peoples of Europe”.
Tsipras noted that the Greek parliament had also reached a unanimous conclusion on the matter. He told the audience that he “will consult with the president of the parliament after the Christmas holidays in order to discuss it in the plenary, and launch some initiatives”.
Tsipras noted that ”the threat is common to all peoples, and we see that these days, this ideology of hate threatens to infect Greek society. This is worrying for both Europe and Greece. So we have a moral debt to remember and make demands”.
Referring to the atrocity that the town of experienced during the Nazi occupation, Tsipras said, “Kalavryta experienced an unspeakable horror. A horror that was experienced by all of Europe in the name of a cruel ideology.”
He added that “the villages of Distomo, Kalavryta, Kandanos and all places that suffered at the hands of Nazism and fascism are the living memory of our country.”
With information from A.M.N.A.