The legend of the golden train of the Third Reich
The other day a German and a Pole declared an unprecedented find - in the underground tunnels they managed to find one of the famous “golden trains” of the Third Reich, where the Nazis tried to hide the loot during the war treasure.
In 1944, the outcome of the war was clear even to the most devoted soldiers of the Third Reich. The Allied armies were moving ahead: it was necessary to save the already stolen treasures. And the leadership of the fallen empire began to shove gold and jewels in the darkest alleys of the captured countries, trying to keep them for a rainy day. It is still unknown where the Nazis hid huge wealth; Thousands of people from all over the world go to find them every year.
The story of the "giant"
The Sudetenland region seemed to the War Ministers of the Reich one of the safest places. It was here that they were supposed to hide not only tons of captured gold, but also entire industrial facilities. The launch of the secret project “Giant” was initiated, under which everything needed was to be hidden in huge underground tunnels.The project took the personal architect of Hitler Albert Speer. Large-scale construction could not be completed: only a few dozen kilometers of underground structures were built, where, at the beginning of the offensive of the Red Army, the Nazis were in a hurry to drive several trains loaded with stolen wealth.
Treasure hunters found the "golden composition" in one of the tunnels of the project "Giant". They were supposed to be transported from Wroclaw to Berlin - but by the time the trains were ready to be sent, Berlin was already occupied by the Red Army. The tunnel originates from a local landmark: Ksenj Castle served during the war as the headquarters of the German Imperial Railways. Legends about this place went even during the war. Locals assured that precious trains were driven here. As it turned out, the legends turned out to be true: the images from the GPR, provided by successful gold prospectors, forced the Polish authorities to surround the area with paramilitary police units.
Opinion of the authorities
To begin with, the Polish authorities fully agreed with the requirements of the gold miners for one tenth of the mining.Pyotr Zhukhovsky, Deputy Minister of Culture of the country, says that one of the largest "golden trains" of the Third Reich was discovered. The difficulty lies in the fact that the terrain was carefully mined and it would take a lot of manpower and resources to get through to the train.
To whom it all belongs
There will be at least a few more months before work begins, but several countries have already filed claims for the contents of the train. Poland prudently assures that all personal belongings will be returned to the heirs of the victims - no one wants to get involved in the damned war of wealth. The World Jewish Congress also lays claims to the contents: its representatives insist on the transfer of everything found to Polish Jews. The recent assurance of the director of the castle, Magdalena Voh, that several more such trains are hidden in the Ksenz area adds fuel to the fire.