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(From China Daily)
WARSAW: German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday honoured Poles who fought Nazi occupiers in the doomed Warsaw Uprising 60 years ago, acknowledging the "immeasurable suffering" Germans inflicted on their neighbour. "I consider it a great honour to me personally to have been invited and a big-hearted gesture to my country, which brought such immeasurable suffering over the Poles with the war it started," Schroeder told a news conference after talks with Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka.
Schroeder, along with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Britain's Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott joined Polish leaders in honouring the estimated 200,000 Poles who died in the two-month uprising.
Schroeder, the first German chancellor to attend a Warsaw Uprising anniversary, met Belka after his arrival.
Belka said he would raise a tense dispute over claims by Germans for ancestral property, lost when their forebears were expelled or fled from Poland after the Nazi defeat in World War II in May 1945.
Schroeder has stated that his government does not support German property claims …