Germans File WWII Claims Against Poland

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A group of Germans kicked out of Poland after World War II want restitution for lost property, arguing in a complaint that their human rights were violated when Eastern Europe's boundaries were redrawn and they were driven from their homes.

The case has put fresh strains on German-Polish ties -- a relationship still troubled by painful memories of Nazi brutalities.

The Prussian Claims Society complaint filed with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in November stems from territorial rearrangements reached after the war by the victorious Allies -- the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union -- at the 1945 Potsdam conference.

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