Economic Historian: 'Germany Was Biggest Debt Transgressor of 20th Century'
Think Greece's current economic malaise is the worst ever experienced in Europe? Think again. Germany, economic historian Albrecht Ritschl argues in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, has been the worst debtor nationof the past century. He warns the country should take a more chaste approach in the euro crisis or it could face renewed demands for World War II reparations.