This was an accident waiting to happen and trust me when I tell you that if being German could get you killed in Greece since WWII, now is definitely not the time to go to Greece for a holiday if you are German!
Greece has threatened to hit Germany with a bill for tens of billions of pounds in outstanding reparations for Nazi war crimes during the Second World War.
The move is an indication of growing outrage in Athens at the strictures being placed on the Greek economy by EU paymasters led by Germany.
The finance ministry said yesterday that four experts would scour archives and determine by the end of the year how much is owed.
Economists say that if Germany had paid Greece what it is alleged to owe, it would dramatically improve the country’s likelihood of coming through its debt crisis.
Greece suffered greatly after being invaded by Hitler’s forces but, unlike every other country Germany went to war with, has not been paid compensation. Campaigners say the Paris Reparations Agreement of 1946 obliges Germany to pay Greece around £86 billion.
Deputy finance minister Christos Staikouras said: ‘The matter remains pending. Greece has never resigned its rights.’