A team of treasure hunters has found information about the possible location of 48 boxes of gold and valuables hidden by the Nazis in Poland during World War II. Presumably, these treasures are located under the palace of the XVIII century in the village of Minkowski in the Opole Voivodeship, writes The Sun.
It is believed that under the palace, which the Nazis used as a brothel, is hidden, among other things, the so—called Breslau gold-securities, works of art, museum collections, documents, and other valuables that have not yet been found, packed in waterproof boxes. In addition, the treasure hunters hope to find ten tons of gold there. The treasure is estimated at almost $700 million.
In March 2019, the British tabloid Daily Mail wrote about the publication of excerpts from the diary of the alleged SS officer Egon Ollenhauer about places with hidden Nazi treasures. It follows from the manuscript that after the Soviet troops went on the offensive in the Great Patriotic War, the Fuhrer of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler, ordered the SS to hide 260 trucks with treasures — gold and gold coins, medals, jewelry, and works of art-in 11 places on the territory of modern Poland. Some wealth was looted by the Nazis, and some other valuables were allegedly given to them for safekeeping by local aristocrats who wanted to protect their property from the Red Army. The historian Konstantin Zalessky expressed doubts about the reliability of both the information presented and the authenticity of the diary: the expert said that a man named Egon Ollenhauer had never served in the SS.
In 2015, in Poland, on a tip from two people, they were looking for a train with weapons, equipment, and precious stones belonging to the Nazis, which allegedly disappeared without a trace in 1945. At the place indicated by the treasure hunters, an underground tunnel was discovered, but after three months of searching, it was not possible to find traces of the “golden train”. Despite this, excavations continued there.