Digging begins for Nazi-era treasure train in Poland

Treasure hunters have begun digging for a fabled Nazi-era golden train in south-west Poland despite the results of a geological survey which held there could be no train.

Last year we reported that amateur treasure hunters claimed to have discovered an armoured train filled with Nazi loot, buried deep under ground in a railway embankment near the city of Wałbrzych. Piotr Koper from Poland and Andreas Richter from Germany believe the train departed Wrocław bound for a secret command centre built by Hitler. As Soviet and Allied forces entered Poland in the final days of WWII the train was sealed in an underground network of tunnels. It is thought to contain stolen art, jewels, gold and weapons. Continue reading

Has a Nazi treasure train been discovered?

Two men have claimed that they have discovered a Nazi-era train packed with gold, diamonds, and other gems in Poland.

The Walbrzych district council received a letter from a law firm in Wroclaw informing them that a Polish and a German man had found the treasure train that has become the stuff of local legend. They say they believe it had departed in 1944 to Walbrzych, but never arrived.  Continue reading