The search for that "Nazi Ghost Train" in Poland continues. I don't know what to make of the various reports. Dick Hanscom
sent this article from the Daily Mail. Thanks. -Editor
A Nazi gold train has been found in Poland after the man who helped hide it at the end of the Second World War revealed its location in
a deathbed confession.
Two men, a German and a Pole, last week claimed they had found the train - believed to contain treasure - close to the small town of
Walbrzych in south-west Poland.
Today, Poland’s Culture Ministry announced that a man who helped hide the train had revealed its location shortly before he died.
Speaking at a press briefing in the capital Warsaw this afternoon, Piotr Zuchowski, Poland’s National Heritage and Conservation Officer,
said: 'Information about where this train is and what its contents are were revealed on the deathbed of a person who had knowledge of
the secret of this train.'
He added that Polish authorities had now seen evidence of the train’s existence in a picture taken using a ground-penetrating radar.
He said the image - albeit blurred - showed the shape of a train platform and cannons.
Mr Zuchowski said the find was 'unprecedented', adding: 'We do not know what is inside the train.
'Probably military equipment but also possibly jewellery, works of art and archive documents.
'Armoured trains from this period were used to carry extremely valuable items and this is an armoured train, it is a big
He said authorities were now '99 percent sure the train exists' and whatever is on it will be returned to the rightful owners,
if they can be found.
'We will be 100 per cent sure only when we find the train,' Mr Zuchowski added.
Walbrzych regional authorities will conduct the search using military explosives experts, in a procedure that will take 'weeks',
he said. However, the two men who claim to have discovered the train had demanded a ten per cent finders fee of the value of whatever may
be on it.
Deathbed confession? It's hard to make this stuff up, so who knows? Perhaps something will be found someday, as hard as it is to
believe. Still, I've also found it hard to believe that so many looted artworks have never been found. Even considering the recent
caches of hundreds of works found in the homes of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of one of the Nazis’ approved art dealers, thousands more are
unaccounted for. Gold is valuable, but not irreplaceable. Should some of these missing artworks be found intact, it would be a time for
the world to rejoice (and gear up for a decade or more of legal wrangling over their ownership). -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Nazi gold train is FOUND: Deathbed confession leads treasure hunters to secret location as Polish officials claim they have seen proof on
And oh yeah, what about the Amber Room? In the absence of facts, we might as let our speculation run wild. Dick also forwarded this
follow-on article from the Daily Mail -Editor
Journalist Tom Bower, who wrote Nazi Gold: the Full Story of the Fifty-Year Swiss-Nazi Conspiracy to Steal, has said he believes
there is a high likelihood the hidden locomotive is filled with art and precious jewels, rather than bars of gold.
But what he really hopes to find in the train discovered abandoned in a tunnel underneath a Polish mountain is the Amber Room, stolen
from the Catherine Palace, near St Petersburg, in about 1941.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Bower said: 'If it is an art train, there will be paintings, there will be perhaps diamonds, there will be
rubies and precious stones and also, the one thing that's always been missing, the Amber Room.
'I think it is far more exciting to think perhaps that is in the train.'
To read the complete article, see:
Nazi gold train could contain ornate £250m 'Amber Room' given to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia - and missing since it
was looted during WWII
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
HAS LEGENDARY NAZI GHOST TRAIN BEEN FOUND?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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