The Polish government has announced it will seek $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany stemming from the Nazi invasion and five-year occupation of Poland during World War 2. In response, Germany has rejected Poland’s demands, saying the question of wartime reparations is “closed”. Germany also argued that it has already paid East Bloc nations following World War II.

Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative Law Justice (PiS) party, on Thursday presented a report assessing the financial damages caused by Nazi Germany’s invasion and occupation of the country during the second world war.

Kaczyński said a parliamentary committee had calculated the total losses amounted to 6.2tn złotys, roughly $1.3 trillion.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said Thursday that the war was “one of the most terrible tragedies” in the country’s history.

“Not only because it took our freedom, not only because it took our state from us, but also because this war meant millions of victims among Poland’s citizens and irreparable losses to our homeland and our nation,” Duda said.