400,000 secret documents of Wehrmacht, by 160 microfilms, bought by Greece from the National Archives US service in Maryland, as the Greek Minister of Defence recently revealed, have been kept for 15 years in the drawer in the Greek Minister fo Defence, said the credible journalist for Defense, Dimos Verikios on air on Alpha TV NEWS .
In their majority, the files have now been digitalised and show, according to the Deputy Minister of Defense Costas Isychos-, illegal archaeological excavations in the period 1941 -1945 from the German occupators in Greece, mining precious metals and minerals, the destruction of historical monuments, destruction of logistical infrastructure and so on.
Each microfilm containing a brief description on the front page, but not enough information to be able to make a first assessment.
“These documents not only document the historical truth, they are detailed notes, calendars,and reports of the officers of Wehrmachtbericht to their superiors” told the reporters Deputy Minister Isichos.
The material seized by the Americans when they went to Berlin in 1945 is particularly important because as confidentiality contains factual and accurate information that never saw the light of day.
Kostas Isychos is visitin Moscow today , and one of the primare issues to discuss is to open a cooperation line with Kremlin, for more archival material Russia might have available to provide.
Greece’s leftwing prime minister Alexis Tsipras stood beside German leader Angela Merkel and demanded war reparations over Nazi atrocities in Greece on Monday night, even as the two leaders sought to bury the hatchet following weeks of worsening friction and mud-slinging, wrote the Guardian minutes after the Press Conference of the two leaders in Berlin .
It is the first time a Greek Prime Minister sets the issue of Germany’s debt and reparations to Greece, as a common part of the two countries’ and Europe’s past and history, which has been paid by “blood”, Tsipras underlined. Looking to the future of United Europe, which Angela Merkel has emphatically mentioned during the press conference, Tsipras said that it could not, but be based on solidarity.
“It’s not a material matter, it’s a moral issue,” said Tsipras, unusually insisting on raising the “shadows of the past” at the heart of German power in the gleaming new chancellery in Berlin. It is believed to be the first time a foreign leader had gone to the capital of the reunified Germany to make such a demand, commented the Guardian.
Merkel was uncompromising, while appearing uncomfortable and irritated. “In the view of the German government, the issue of reparations is politically and legally closed,” she said.
Tsipras did react well by defending Merkel when the Nazi issue came up —
saying that Spiegel’s front-cover showing Merkel among the Nazis in Athens was “extremely unfair to the chancellor, and to Germany”.
Greek PM added,
“I shouted when I saw [Nazi] cartoon in my own party newspaper.” “History shouldn’t be joked about.”