The Polish Foreign Ministry says it has received an official note from Germany rejecting Poland’s World War II reparations claim.
“According to the German government, the issue of reparations and compensation for wartime losses remains closed and it does not intend to enter into negotiations,” the ministry says in a statement.
It adds that Poland “will further continue to seek compensation for German aggression and occupation in 1939-1945.”
In September, Poland estimated the financial cost of World War II losses to be 1.3 trillion euros ($1.4 trillion) and sent a formal diplomatic note to Berlin demanding compensation.
The Times of Israel reported at the time that Poland included in its list of atrocities villages that were the sites of Polish pogroms against Jews — perhaps most infamously the village of Jedwabne, where over 300 Jews were burned alive by ethnic Poles — as well as other Jewish deaths that can be tied to Polish citizens.