The forced occupation loan was imposed by the occupying German and Italian forces on Greece under the terms of a unilateral decision which they took in Rome on 14 March 1942, and which was subsequently notified to the collaborationist government in Athens.
Under the laws of war in force at the time, in particular the 1907 Hague Convention, an occupied country had to bear the costs of its occupation. So the Germans and Italians forced the collaborationist government to pay them 1.5bn drachmas per month in occupation costs.
According to the newspaper "Sunday Free Press", in the classified report of the VP of the High Court, there is a document that proves that the 3rd Reich had begun paying back the debt caused by the occupational loan, using a special account in the Bank of Greece. Hitler had recognized the legal nature of that loan and gave the orders to repay it, but post-war governments halted this process.
We will remind Golden Dawn's positions on this particular loan, taken from the Party's Program Note that we had already claimed that Germany was paying back the loan - this is news only to those exposed to distorted history:
The occupational loan: During the occupation, the German army was receiving money as a loan from the Bank of Greece. The Germans recognized the debt and begun paying it off even before the war ended. During the Paris Peace Conference in 1946, the occupying German Army debt to Greece amounted to 100 billion euros. Since then the interest-free debt had stopped and an interest rate was added to the debt, which currently stands at 510 billion euros. There are of course, other distinguished European economists are talking about 575 billion euros (Jacques Delpla newspaper Les Echos - 23/6/11).
The Golden Dawn will reclaim occupational loan from the German government, which was also largely responsible for the bubble of Greek debt. The easy loans that Greece received from the European Union the last decades gave life to the German export industry and are still being repaid under usurious terms. Only a truly national leadership can claim the rights of Greece and settle Germany's debt towards Greece.