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Subject: War Reparations from Germany -Legal Analysis -Poland has all the Legal and Moral Grounds.
In-Reply-To: (no subject)
Date: September 13th 2017
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Statement from Federation of Polish Americans:
On an historical note:
The main premise of Polish Parliament Bureau of Research legal opinion coincides with the position of the Federation of Polish Americans (FPA) from year 2000 on German responsibility.
FPA filed in 2000 a
Historical Brief on behalf of Polish war
crimes’ victims in the United States Court
of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Eastern
District Trial Court – Brooklyn).
The Brief was unprecedented in detailing of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and asset losses suffered by ethnic Poles, including Polish Americans, during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland (1939-1945). The international class action suit (common name, Swiss Banks Gold case), which sought to limit the claimant class for forced/slave labor compensation, was challenged by FPA and the PADC under the ‘Accused Organizations and Individuals in the Nuremberg Trial’ (1946) criteria.
In short, it is the only
comprehensive statement in the American
judicial system of Poland's losses due to
German war and occupation. By citing the
(International) Nuremberg Trail findings,
shows the inviolable nature of the
judgment of guilt for those crimes.
Richard Kosinski was the filing attorney,
and Dale Denda was the principal
researcher/author of the Brief; both were
officers of FPA.
The legal reference
for this document is: Amicus Curiae,
Federation of Polish Americans, Inc. In Re
Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation,
Gizella Weisshaus, on Behalf of Herself
and All Persons Similarly Situated,
Plaintiffs-appellees, Polish American
Defense Committee, Inc. et al., on Behalf
of Themselves and All Persons Similarly
Situated, Appellants, v. Swiss Bankers
Association et al., Defendants. United
States Court Of Appeals For The Second
Circuit - 225 F.3d 191.
Contact - Roman
Federation of Polish Americans, Inc.
The Federation of Polish Americans, Inc. (FPA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of Polish Americans in civic affairs. The FPA expresses its views on local, state, national and international issues of particular concern to the Polish American community. The FPA have been active politically since 1995.
Legal opinion on the possibility of Poland seeking compensation from Germany in connection with international agreements for damage suffered during World War II.
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