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Greek defense minister says WWII reparation claims from Germany based on 'stunning evidence'

  • Presidential guards perform during a changing of the guard ceremony, at the tomb of the unknown soldier, in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, Monday, April 6, 2015. Greece and its international creditors are still struggling to agree on a list of economic reforms that are deemed necessary for the country to unlock emergency funds and stay afloat. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)

    Presidential guards perform during a changing of the guard ceremony, at the tomb of the unknown soldier, in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, Monday, April 6, 2015. Greece and its international creditors are still struggling to agree on a list of economic reforms that are deemed necessary for the country to unlock emergency funds and stay afloat. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, March 21, 2015, visitors look at portraits of victims at the Holocaust Museum in the town of Kalavryta, western Greece, in front of a Nazi flag. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kamenos said Monday, April 5, that the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    In this photo taken on Saturday, March 21, 2015, visitors look at portraits of victims at the Holocaust Museum in the town of Kalavryta, western Greece, in front of a Nazi flag. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kamenos said Monday, April 5, that the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, March 21, 2015, the sculpture of the Doleful Stony Mother stands in front of a wall engraved with the names of victims of the Kalavryta massacre at a memorial site in the town of Kalavryta, western Greece. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kamenos said Monday, April 5, that the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    In this photo taken on Saturday, March 21, 2015, the sculpture of the Doleful Stony Mother stands in front of a wall engraved with the names of victims of the Kalavryta massacre at a memorial site in the town of Kalavryta, western Greece. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kamenos said Monday, April 5, that the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's defense minister says the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany.

Panos Kammenos, in remarks made at the ministry Monday and published Tuesday, said Greece had obtained records held by the U.S. military that review the extent of damage to private and public property during the Nazi occupation.

On Sunday, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliament committee that private and state reparation claims from Greece were worth a staggering 278.7 billion euros ($302 billion).

Germany says it has already settled its reparations to Greece in a post-war agreement. The current spat over reparations has added to tensions between the two countries over Greece's troubled bailout repayments.