Athens, March 23, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
We do not consider the current population of Germany responsible for the crimes of the Third Reich against the Greek people – and others, says in a text-intervention the SYRIZA MEP, Manolis Glezos, regarding the climate of tension between Greece and Germany, which, simultaneously, expresses concern about the intolerance and hostility that is attempted to be created between the two countries.
More specifically, Manolis Glezos states in the letter:
I am concerned about the climate of division, intolerance and hostility that is attempted to be created between Greece and Germany and which, if established, threatens to lead to nationalist tensions, which in no way help to solve the problems.
I appeal to both sides and to the Press to leave the nationalist delusions and for calm, sobriety, logic and law, to prevail.
However, there are two outstanding issues between the two countries. These are:
(A) Germany’s debts to Greece for the damage caused by the Third Reich in the country and
(B) Debts created by loans for the salvation of financial capital, with inspirer and originator the current leadership of Germany.
Of course we do not consider the current population of Germany responsible for the crimes of the Third Reich against the Greek people, and others. Also, under no circumstances do we identify Hitler with the current leaders of Germany, nor do we offset one issue with another.
By asking the repayment of the german Debt to Greece, we do not do it to avenge anyone, but to restore the Law. We require the removal of injustice and restoration of the Law. Ein Unrecht must gesühnt Werden.
Personally, I never spoke against neither Merkel nor Schäuble. To the German minister, however, whenever he argues that the issue is considered closed, I was saying and am saying: “When and how did it end?” And I to the present day I haven’t received an answer.
I consistently seek the friendship between the two peoples and repeat what I said recently at the German School in Athens: “Obligation of the two peoples is to be the stiles for a bridge of friendship between the peoples of Europe”.
Our unwavering goal should be the fellowship of the European Peoples. Only then the aversion of Homer for anyone who loves the war will concern every citizen of Europe (Iliad I 63-64).