(ORDO NEWS) — Tens of tons of Nazi Germany’s gold can be stored under a medieval Polish castle. It is reported by the Daily Mail with reference to researchers of the Polish-German Silesian Bridge Foundation.
We are talking about 28 tons of gold, which are probably hidden on the territory of the Hochberg Castle in Wroclaw. There may also be values of wealthy Germans who transferred property to the SS as the Red Army advanced in 1945.
Specialists claim that they found data about a cache of jewelry in the personal diary of an SS officer. The diary was compiled by Egon Ollenhauer, who was entrusted with hiding Nazi treasures on the orders of Hitler. It is believed that an officer of the Third Reich hid 260 trucks with various values. In his diary, 11 places with alleged hiding places are noted.
If the assumptions of the researchers are correct, the value of the cache in Poland may be 1.25 billion pounds (109.1 billion rubles). Excavation planning and financing is hampered by a lack of local government permission. However, representatives of the fund said they had already received preliminary consent for the work from the owners of the castle.
In 2015, two clients of the law firm contacted the authorities of the Polish city of Walbrzych with a message that they had found a train in a walled tunnel at a depth of 70 meters. As proof, they demonstrated ground penetrating radar images. Authorities agreed to recognize their rights to a 10 percent share of all jewelry found if discovered.
The diary of Egon Ollenhower became known in 2018. Researchers noted that when the Red Army began to attack the Nazis, Hitler allegedly ordered to hide trucks with valuables in Silesia. Among them – almost 30 tons of gold and canvases of Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. The manuscript was kept in the archive of one of the German religious organizations, which is called the Masonic lodge.
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