Representatives of victims of Nazi atrocities in the Czech Republic are demanding that Germany grant them reparations for their suffering during World War II.
But at the same time, representatives of the three million Germans who fled from the Sudentenland during the war demanded that the Czech government compensate them for their suffering. Many are also demanding their right to repatriate.
Jacob Cermin, chairman of the organization of the 16,800 survivors of Nazi persecution still living in the Czech Republic, complained in an interview in the German newspaper Die Welt that it was a “disgrace” that Germany has not spent one penny for the victims of the Nazis in Czechoslovakia.
Cermin warned that Germany’s failure to compensate the Czechs could lead to “renewed hatred between the two peoples.”
Germany has turned into a major economic power in the Czech Republic.
More and more economic enterprises, as well as newspapers, have been acquired by German entrepreneurs. The famous Skoda car manufacturer has become a subsidiary of the German Volkswagen company.