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Nazi treasures hidden in Poland: myth or reality

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Although 75 years have passed since the end of World War II, some of its secrets are still not disclosed. One of them is the existence in Poland of treasures in which the Nazis hid gold, jewelry and works of art.


Manuel Villatoro on the pages of the Spanish edition of ABC discusses whether there really are hidden treasures of the Nazis.

The reason for the search for Nazi treasures was the order of the head of the SS Himmler to hide in Poland the values ​​stolen in the occupied countries. For the Nazis, the need to urgently hide values ​​was caused by the rapid offensive of the Red Army. Whether this order actually existed is not reliably known, but according to some reports, the Germans involved about 260 trucks in the operation.

Supporters of this version refer to the diary of one of the SS officers, which refers to 11 hiding places in Poland, and to other documents found.

Their opponents believe that such treasures are unlikely to exist. For example, the historian Joanna Lamparsky believes that people who were in the hands of this information would hardly have published it, but would have acted differently.

Of course, the Germans robbed the population of Eastern Europe more brazenly and shamelessly than the West European countries, therefore, more values ​​were stolen by the Nazis in the east than in the West. The reason for this was the neglect of the Nazis towards the Slavs, whom they considered the lower race, unworthy of possession of works of art.

The Spanish historian Miguel Martorell, who wrote the book Nazi Robbery, said in an interview with ABC that one should not trust the sensational publications about Hitler’s treasures too much and be so trusting. He believes that only irrefutable evidence of the existence of Nazi treasures deserves trust, and not rumors that need to be carefully checked:

Is this possible? Of course. However, this still needs to be proved.
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  1. Ilya-spb
    Ilya-spb 7 June 2020 11: 44
    +5
    Is gold in Poland?

    Will seek. I suggest introducing a grouping of search engines. For example, from 1 Guards Tank Army.
    1. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 7 June 2020 11: 57
      0
      One army will not be enough. Competitors from NATO countries will attack, it’s necessary to somehow cool their ardor.
    2. Sklendarka
      Sklendarka 7 June 2020 13: 15
      11 th
      And let's look for you, look, and open the library of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and let the Chinese start looking for the golden composition of Kal Baikal. You know, as I say to the private guards, the Red Guards will definitely find it ...
      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 7 June 2020 13: 48
        -2
        Whose will you be?
        1. Sklendarka
          Sklendarka 7 June 2020 13: 51
          -6
          Of ours, of the red ...
          1. Basil50
            Basil50 7 June 2020 16: 45
            -2
            It is possible that there is something that the Poles still store.
            Very warm relations between Poles and Germans could not remain without trusting relations.
            I remember in Poland it was very fashionable to search and find treasures, and all of them were declared medieval or family. I remember on this subject, even with us * kins * were played.
            The fact that under the ancient treasures masked Hitler’s bookmarks was clear to everyone. But the Poles really did not want to return the loot.
          2. Xnumx vis
            Xnumx vis 7 June 2020 19: 49
            0
            Quote: Skalendarka
            Of ours, of the red ...

            Red White Guards? Or the Red Guards?
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 June 2020 11: 45
    -9
    Nazi treasures hidden in Poland: myth or reality
    Well, what doubts, an amber room was found in Kaliningrad, Austria - sucks. Only Poland .... repeat Tomorrow we will dig near Lviv ..... fool
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 7 June 2020 12: 36
      +2
      Mauritius, and in more detail, about finding the Amber Room in Kaliningrad, is it possible? Even when I served there, they tried to find her on the territory of one of the German forts. It seems like they found a tunnel there, but after fifty meters it turned out that everything was littered and walled up tightly! They did not know where that tunnel leads! And it was in the 80s of the 20th century!
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 7 June 2020 12: 42
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        Mauritius, and in more detail, about finding the Amber Room in Kaliningrad, is it possible?
        Alas, it is impossible, for it was not found and it was sarcasm. A fascist train with gold in an underground branch was only recently shot right through the thickness of soil and concrete (why not ask, they took and showed a photo) in the region of Poland - Kaliningrad. Museum values ​​in the Austrian Alps are periodically searched foolThat's certainly not the media, but SMRAD.
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty 7 June 2020 12: 48
          0
          Mauritius, and if it is sarcasm, it was necessary to put a smiley on it! We then really tried to look for the Amber Room, being in a AWOL. The only thing that they actually learned for sure is that it did not burn out in the fire, and was hidden precisely under Kaliningrad. ....
          1. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 7 June 2020 13: 10
            0
            Quote: Thrifty
            We then really tried to look for the Amber Room, being in a AWOL.

            Congratulations, the time spent with benefit and interest. repeat It would be better to dig coins. As you know, they have already planed Amber Room-2. And option No. 1, it’s a nut only for government agencies, there are guardians and guards there that you might just be lucky that you didn’t touch, do not transgress, did not notice .... Maybe Merkel will give it back when, for Stream-2? repeat
          2. Astra wild
            Astra wild 7 June 2020 14: 29
            +1
            Colleague Berezlivy, “they found out for sure that it didn’t burn out in the fire, and was hidden just near Kaliningrad” 1) it is reliably known that it was in Kaliningrad, but then there was a continuous fog.
            2) "did not burn in the fire" there are no reliable facts, but the facts confirming that it burned down is not visible either
      2. Doliva63
        Doliva63 7 June 2020 19: 01
        0
        Quote: Thrifty
        Mauritius, and in more detail, about finding the Amber Room in Kaliningrad, is it possible? Even when I served there, they tried to find her on the territory of one of the German forts. It seems like they found a tunnel there, but after fifty meters it turned out that everything was littered and walled up tightly! They did not know where that tunnel leads! And it was in the 80s of the 20th century!

        I remember that 1 pendant of the Amber Room (apparently a small detail of some kind) was found in a lake in Thuringia. Alas, this was the zone of occupation of the "allies". So you have to look for the Amber Room with them.
  3. Yezhov
    Yezhov 7 June 2020 12: 00
    +6
    All the treasures looted for a long time in Swiss banks .. Here's who to gut and ask! And a lot of interesting things could be found there in the cellars of 100 year olds .. As long as such "bankers" exist, the plunder of the peoples of the world will continue hi
  4. alone
    alone 7 June 2020 12: 00
    +6
    In Poland, they could hide in old abandoned coal mines ..
    Many things have not yet been found .. I think in the Alps and in Germany itself there are many more such caches ..
  5. svp67
    svp67 7 June 2020 12: 02
    +6
    Nazi treasures hidden in Poland: myth or reality
    I consider this a reality, given how much territory from that Germany is now part of Poland.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 7 June 2020 12: 11
      +3
      Often I had to read about the so-called "golden train" in my time. It seems that even three years ago they almost decided on the site of the excavation, but statehood there seems to have kicked up ...
      1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
        Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 7 June 2020 12: 22
        +3
        hi There is not only a "golden armored train". In the same tunnel is the famous gold treasure of the leader of the Huns Attilafellow. I tell you exactly wink
      2. bubalik
        bubalik 7 June 2020 12: 41
        +6
        "the golden train"
        bully
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 June 2020 12: 03
    0
    Now it is clear why Poland is very eager to increase the American contingent on its territory. still have to dig. It is dangerous to attract Ukrainian guest workers - they will steal what they find. There remains a faithful "ally" of the United States, with whom it is not a sin to share. But seriously, as far as I can remember, all German treasures have been looking for in Poland.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 7 June 2020 12: 10
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But seriously, how much do I remember in Poland, all German treasures are looking for.

      So winked treasure hunting is not only a search for treasures or valuables. This and help the local budget yes
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 June 2020 13: 31
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Remains a faithful "ally" of the United States, with whom it is not a sin to share

      Yes, these guys are worse than the Gotsarbeiters with the Square.
  7. knn54
    knn54 7 June 2020 12: 14
    +2
    What is the field of activity for Polish travel agencies.
  8. Gato
    Gato 7 June 2020 12: 19
    13
    Something I remembered a joke:
    Tour of the huge cave. Tourists ask:
    “How did this cave form?”
    Guide:
    - This wonderful cave appeared thanks to two Poles who dropped a coin in a rabbit hole ... And then the devil pulled their tongue to talk to neighbors about it
    1. Astra wild
      Astra wild 7 June 2020 14: 44
      0
      Thanks for the joke. It’s just on the topic: treasure hunt
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 7 June 2020 12: 33
    +1
    oh, this indestructible craving for treasures ... and the love of a freebie ... it is always in trend ... interest is constantly maintained ... books with maps of gold mines are bought up ... and the lives of individuals are full of meaning. ..
    for me it’s a waste of time and resources ... Nazi is all in Switzerland ... and so there are fewer complaints and claims ... there are stories of golden trains ... treasures at the bottom of deep mountain lakes and other mines and dungeons .. .
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 7 June 2020 19: 33
      +2
      Quote: silberwolf88
      there are stories of golden trains ... treasures at the bottom of deep mountain lakes and other mines and dungeons ...

      and also barrels of gold from Polubotko, who sent them to an English bank and bequeathed to give them to Ukraine when it becomes "independent". Something has not yet been given. And ours have already thought that if it is gold, yes with interest ... bye, that England is already a Ukrainian colony!
  10. Thrifty
    Thrifty 7 June 2020 12: 37
    0
    The Nazis did not rob, they, on the contrary, carried their values ​​in our lands to hide lol
    1. PalBor
      PalBor 7 June 2020 14: 34
      +4
      They carried their bones in our lands to hide. It is a pity that not everyone is "lucky".
  11. Astra wild
    Astra wild 7 June 2020 14: 41
    +1
    Quote: lonely
    In Poland, they could hide in old abandoned coal mines ..
    Many things have not yet been found .. I think in the Alps and in Germany itself there are many more such caches ..

    In fact, after the Second World War, many secrets remained with us. Of course, "there is a man who saw something, heard something or knows something" (t / s "The meeting place cannot be changed") there are hardly any living participants in those events left, but they had relatives, friends and could , tell something. Some documents may remain
  12. Maks1995
    Maks1995 7 June 2020 16: 25
    0
    So this is the third such infa in the last year and a half!
    Who knows, have they found anything before?
    1. Cetron
      Cetron 7 June 2020 18: 30
      0
      And you, if you had found, told?
      1. Maks1995
        Maks1995 7 June 2020 19: 07
        +1
        Alas, anonymity, and once again anonymity ....

        But, if they had found, at auctions somewhere surfaced ... Regularly, something else pops up .....
        PR companies, shares, subsidies, collections of sheikhs ...
  13. veritas
    veritas 7 June 2020 18: 36
    +3
    Poles have already dug up the whole of Poland, but haven’t found anything. Such caches are ownerless.
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 7 June 2020 18: 50
    0
    Can you imagine what will happen if the Poles find something?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 7 June 2020 19: 35
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      Can you imagine what will happen if the Poles find something?

      More nose will be lifted.
  15. axiles100682
    axiles100682 7 June 2020 19: 15
    +4
    In general, treasure hunting is quite an interesting hobby for itself. Akin to hunting and fishing