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Poland to Set Up Office to Spur World War II Claims From Germany

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Poland is stepping up its confrontation with fellow European Union member Germany by creating an institute to advance reparations claims for atrocities committed during World War II.

Since taking power in 2015, the nationalist Law & Justice party has demanded that Germany pay for the damage committed during 1939-1945 Nazi occupation of Poland, during which about 6 million Poles -- half of them Jews -- were killed.