Groups seeking WWII reparations plan rally at German Embassy

Two campaign groups seeking World War II reparations from Germany are planning to stage a protest march from Parliament to the German Embassy in the central district of Kolonaki at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The rally comes ahead of the June 10 anniversary marking 70 years since the massacre at Distomo, when Waffen-SS troops executed 214 men, women and children in the small village near Delphi in retaliation at an attack on a military unit.

Members of the two organizations, the Hamburg-based lawyers’ group AK Distomo Action Group and the National Council for the Reclamation of Germany’s Debts to Greece, will travel to Distomo on Tuesday for the commemoration ceremony.