In a move which has caused marginally less outrage than the 1939 invasion of Poland, the German government has announced its intention to tax compensation payments made to surviving ex-slave labourers, who were forced from their homes to work for the Third Reich.
Compensation of victims was agreed in 2005, some 60 years after the end of the war. However, it has taken only six years for the government to deliver a policy of taxing payments to former slave labourers from all over Europe. The policy allows for some rebating, dependent upon how many Messerschmitt fighters or Panzer tanks each individual produced.
The second stage of the new legislation is understood to be aimed at recovering accommodation charges and death duties from the six million holocaust victims.
Concerned onlookers within the EU are anxious that a more aggressive and domineering Germany is reawakening from its slumbers. One astute observer commented, "Bloody Krauts!. Why can't they settle for occupying every sun lounger around Europe's beaches and swimming pools? The next thing they'll want is the re-Aryanisation of Europe, more living space in the east and the 1966 World Cup result declared null and void".