The Lost Treasure of the Nazis by Noel Richards

The small villa Schloss Fuschel was owned by the foreign minister of Nazi Germany. Near the house, Joachim von Ribbentrop hid several pounds of gold coins which were recovered. Two iron boxes with over $10,000 face value in gold coins were found here after the war by a local resident. More treasure may be secreted here. High in the mountains in the area known as Ausseerland billions of dollars worth of World War II German treasure is known to have been hidden, a great deal of it said to be sunken in the icy waters of mountain lakes. In 1946, American intelligence agents found a page torn from a Nazi financial ledger listing a single cache hidden somewhere in Austria: $166,000,000 in Swiss francs, $299,000,000 in American dollars, $31,000,000,000 in gold, $3,000,000 in diamonds, $93,000,000 in stamp collections and objects of art and $5,500,000,000 in narcotics...a total value of a fantastic $37,000,000,000. So far as is known, this tremendous treasure hoard has never been found.

American fighter planes shot down a German Junker 88 on May 5, 1945 which was carrying Hitler's last mail delivery together with gold and platinum ingots. It fell on a glacier in the Alps and is said to be lying under the clear waters of Lake Atter in the Salzburg region. It has not been seen since that day.500,000,000 gold francs in Nazi-era treasure lies hidden in the area of Aussee, 37 miles from Salzburg and at the southwestern tip of two mountain lakes which are 6 miles long and traversed by a stream which is a tributary of the traun.

In July of 1959, German technicians working with ultrasonic depth finders and underwater television cameras pinpointed 16 cases in Lake Toplitz in Austria at a depth of between 38 and 44 fathoms. Several of these were brought up and found to contain perfect forgeries of British sterling notes to the value of 8,500,000 pounds. From the Nazi masters of counterfeiting, it was the major trump card for "operation Bernhardt" calculated to upset the Allied economy. Ingots of solid gold lie alongside the other watertight containers according to reliable sources, as well as additional counterfeit currency. .

Hitler's treasure of the Third Reich was dumped into Lake Toplitz near the Devil's Trashcan in the Styrian Alps. The cache includes billions in gold, gems and other valuables in addition to secret records of the Nazi party-all encased in waterproof caches. William Canaris, the Nazi intelligence chief until he fell during the 1944 General's Plot against Hitler, is supposed to have buried a hoard of treasure in the Aussee. Supposedly, it is cached in one of the mountain caves here, and contains Persian rugs, tapestries and a huge store of narcotics worth millions. On Christmas day, 1944, Gestapo chief Ernst Kaltenbrunner arrived at Alt Aussee and rented a house. Near there he buried a large number of treasure caches, including 100 pounds of gold coins, hundreds of thousands of American dollars, several chests of diamonds and other gems and a large collection of rare and priceless stamps. Buried in the gardens of the villa Kerry which he rented, American troops found almost $3,000,000 in loot - and no one knows how much more remains.

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The mountains of the Alt Aussee region are probably the most fertile ground for the modern treasure hunter to search for Nazi war treasure, and certainly the most dangerous. Legends and tales of hidden wealth are commonplace. Stories are of recent vintage and backed up with a great deal of historical documentation. The Allies removed ninety truckloads of the most priceless arts and treasures from the underground salt mine to safety here in 1945 - and they didn't find it all. The recovered treasure was valued at over $300,000,000 and consisted mostly of rare paintings, sculpture and other valuable artworks stolen and confiscated during World War II. The complex Nuremburg testimony disclosed that most of the Alt Aussee treasure was in the salt mine complex, "and the rest spread over the countryside".

A Nazi war treasure containing thirty-six cases of German spoils lies buried in the vicinity of Lend.A Nazi war treasure containing thirty-six cases of German spoils lies buried in the vicinity of Lend. A dying Nazi SS officer from Germany on his deathbed told of a World War II hoard worth $92,000,000 in gold bullion and gems, looted frorn the Hungarian National Bank in Budapest. Trying to take a boat loaded with the chests of gems and ingots to the safety of Vienna via the Danube River, the party was attacked by fighter planes. The treasure was jettisoned overboard in the shallower water near the mouth of the March River. The cache lies in thick mud in Austria, just 100 yards from the Czechoslavakian border.

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the last commander of the dreaded Nazi SS, is said to have hidden the funds of the corps somewhere in the Black Forest when it was realized the Allies were closing in on them at the end of World War II.. In the 1940s, the citizens of Wurzberg, trapped between the retreating German army and the advancing Allies, were seen openly burying their silver and other family treasures. Many never lived to recover them. Bavaria's 1770 Robin Hood, Matthias Klostermaier plundered, sacked and robbed in the region between Augsburg and Munich. He made his headquarters in an old cave, now collapsed, in the Kuchelschlag-Wood, 28 kilometers west of Munich as well as the "Jexhof" farm, 1 kilometer north of the cave. Before he was captured and put to death, he buried his accumulated treasure somewhere in one of these two locations, or in the swamp area northeast of the cave.

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It is no idle statement that when the Third Reich began to crumble in 1945, many German fanatics went about their task as advised by Hitler in December of 1944: the hiding of vast Nazi riches for future use by Fourth Reich posterity. The statement that the bulk of this huge treasure hoard came from concentration camp inmates seems to be a safe bet...that billions of dollars worth of jewelry, gold, and money was taken from the hapless Nazi victims is a gruesome, but true, fact of history.

The British army was retreating from the Nazis who had invaded Greece with 15 divisions and 900 aircraft in April of 1941 through the mountains of Thessalonika. Among the units was a truck carrying three grey boxes and two larger cases in which were packed the British Army's payroll as well as a large quantity of gold sovereigns and bullion which was entrusted to the army for evacuation by Greek banks in Thessalonike. The truck left the main column to try and cut across the mountains to the coast where Allied warships were waiting to evacuate them, but the party became trapped and they buried the treasure in a cave near Mount Siniatsikon near Kozani. They then closed the cave entrance using hand grenades. The treasure, valued today at over $2,500,000, remains buried

The mountain village of San Oreste lies north of Rome and rests at the base of Monte Soratte. The mountain is honeycombed with mine shafts. On May 3, 1944, Nazi SS troops went to Monte Sorrate and in a rock-hewn vault deep within one of its tunnels, hid a fortune worth $72,000,000. The cache consisted of 60 tons of gold bullion siezed by the Germans from the National Bank of Italy, plus a huge amount of jewelry looted by the Nazis from Rome's Jewish community. After depositing the treasure deep in the mountain, they then buried it under thousands of tons of rock with a huge explosion. The lone survivor of this burial escaped only to be sought out and killed later on. Numerous treasure expeditions have sought this hoard without success

A World War II Nazi treasure cache, consisting of: chests containing gold, jewels and three oil paintings by the artist Van Dyck, and valued at more than 500,000,000 francs are secreted on one of the islands of the Marquessas Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The German submarine U-435 lies sunken offshore of the treasure location

In a wooded forest called Mauervald, during World War II, the German SS buried thousands of land mines throughout the area. Somewhere in this maze was the secret entrance to the Wolfschanze, or Wolf's Den, the eastern front headquarters of Adolph Hitler. It is said that there is a secret "bank" in this region where an immense Nazi treasure of immense value still lies hidden containing gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, platinum - loot from thousands of churches, museums and banks in every occupied country and vast riches accumulated from millions of concentration camp victims. The secret underground city also is said to have included a mint.

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