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    Dep FM Mularczyk about German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s tweet: “It is a part of a well-thought-out policy of washing away Germany’s responsibility for war crimes”

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    Arkadiusz Mularczyk, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, accused the German government of trying to shirk its responsibility for the war crimes committed during World War II. In response to Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of Germany’s tweet, Mularczyk stated that the Chancellor’s statement was not an isolated incident but rather part of a well-planned strategy to absolve Germany of its crimes.

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s tweet about the “liberation from the tyranny of National Socialism” is not an accident, but a deliberate policy to wash Germany’s responsibility for war crimes and blame it on unspecified Nazis, said Arkadiusz Mularczyk, the deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, Scholz tweeted that “78 years ago, Germany and the world were liberated from the tyranny of National Socialism. We will always be grateful for this. May 8 reminds us that a democratic state is not a given. We should protect and defend it every day,” Scholz added.

    “It is part of the state’s policy.”, Mularczyk said.

    “This is part of the state’s policy, aiming to protect the image of modern Germany and the country’s economic interests. This tweet is part of this strategy. In my opinion, this strategy has accelerated as Poland raises the issue of compensation and Germany’s responsibility for war crimes on the international stage,”

    he noted..

    Germany had elected Hitler democratically and in the war it was simply defeated, not liberated. German tyranny has a much longer history than the Nazi era. Neighboring nations like Poland know this very well. More truth and tact would be desired by you.

    he wrote on Twitter.

    The deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added that this policy, exemplified by Chancellor Scholz’s tweet, was also pursued during the tenure of his predecessor, Angela Merkel.

    Mularczyk argued that Germany has been systematically whitewashing its responsibility for the war and placing the blame on unspecified Nazis for decades. He also claimed that this strategy has been accelerated in recent years due to Poland’s consistent efforts to raise the issue of reparations and compensation for war crimes at the international level.

    Mularczyk criticized Angela Merkel’s government for its role in this strategy, stating that her expressions of gratitude to the Allies for liberating Germany from the Nazis were absurd. He went on to argue that modern-day Germany must take responsibility for the crimes of the past and stop distorting history to absolve itself of blame.

    The deputy minister of Foreign Affairs also highlighted the issue of obtaining reparations for war crimes. Germany, he claimed, wants to be seen as a country that adheres to the rule of law and human rights but, at the same time, refuses to accept responsibility for its crimes.

    In conclusion, Mularczyk’s remarks highlight the ongoing tension between Poland and Germany regarding the legacy of World War II. Poland believes that Germany has not done enough to atone for the war crimes committed by the Nazis, while Germany believes that it has paid its dues and should be allowed to move on. The dispute is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, as the two countries have vastly different perspectives on the matter.

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