Descendants of Nazi official awarded Polish property, reopening war wounds





The descendants of a Nazi official have been awarded his Polish property on land once occupied by Hitler's Germany, reopening the nation's Second World War wounds.

A German family has laid claim to a tenement building in the western Polish town of Opole, which until 1945 was part of the German Reich.

The Poles who live in the building have contested the claim, in what has now become a bitter and protracted battle both in and out of the courts.

Property claims resulting from the massive upheaval caused by the Second World War remain a highly emotional issue in Poland, with Poles especially fearful of Germans returning to the areas of the country that were once part of Germany....

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