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Yet another Nazi gold hunt

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, May 4, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Seriously, this is turning into an annual pantomime. A tv channel called Blaze has a whole raft of different series on the subject of "lost gold" right now; in one, they're hunting for "Yamashita's gold" in the Philippines, and's there's "Hitler's secret tunnels" too. Wish they'd come up with summat original.
    And this lot; imagine finding a "WW2 German bayonet" in Poland. Well b*gger me...
    "Treasure hunters have started digging for 10 tonnes of Nazi gold at an 18th century palace in southern Poland.
    Led by the Silesian Bridge Foundation, the dig in the village of Minkowskie is concentrating on an old orangery in a small area of the 14-hectare palace park.
    It is thought treasures, stolen on the orders of SS boss Heinrich Himmler to set up a Fourth Reich, are buried there.
    A team of specialists will carefully remove layers of earth by hand as it is also being treated as an archaeological site to uncover the foundations of the orangery.
    Roman Furmaniak from the Foundation said: ‘We know we are looking in the right place because the foundation spoke several times to Inge before she died and she told us to look here.
    ‘We will dig to a depth of 5 metres. The site was secured by specialists 75 years ago, so we need specialists now to uncover it.’
    He added that they may find five French prisoners of war who are said to have been murdered immediately after helping to dig the hiding place.
    The location was revealed by secret documents - an SS officer's diary and a map - that the treasure hunters received from the descendants of officers belonging to a secretive lodge dating back over 1,000 years.
    Among the bundle of documents is a letter from a senior SS officer calling himself von Stein to one of the girls who worked at the palace and who later became his lover.
    The officer wrote: 'My dear Inge, I will fulfil my assignment, with God's will. Some transports were successful. The remaining 48 heavy Reichsbank's chests and all the family chests I hereby entrust to you.
    'Only you know where they are located. May God help you and help me, fulfil my assignment.'
    A few days prior to the dig, the Foundation said it had stumbled upon a WWII German bayonet in the grounds of Inge’s old house and said this was a clear indication that they are looking in the right place."
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  2. R Leonard

    R Leonard Member

    Oct 15, 2003
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    The Old Dominion
    A German bayonet on the grounds of the lady's old house??? Holy moly, I worked with a guy in the 1970's, told me he lost one somewhere in Poland. It has to be his, so it must be the right place, right? Right?

    Please send me your contributions to assist with the expenses of the search.:D
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  3. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

    Jun 20, 2002
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    London, England.
    This sounds almost as good as the Burmese Spitfires ( remember them ? :rolleyes: )

    Secret documents, a map ( no doubt with an 'X' to mark the spot ) and a wonderfully corny 'love letter'......:D

    And as for the German bayonet...! :D :D :D
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  4. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

    Dec 1, 2010
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    Some of the Rogues may be wearing Nazi gold on their fingers...That's where it went...
  5. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    Just open the Swiss vaults. It is there what is left of it untouched.

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