Nazi gold still not found!
Well there's a surprise...
BACK IN May, I wrote about how a bunch of treasure hunters in Poland were in the process of excavating what they strongly suspected was four tonnes of Nazi gold worth a cool £200 million.
According to a war diary supposedly written by an SS officer, the bullion had been hidden beneath a palace in Minkowskie in Poland, and the treasure hunters – who operate under the unlikely name of the Silesian Bridge Foundation – seemed confident that they would soon be awash with Nazi loot. I was sceptical at the time, and reflected that I usually make more money writing about Nazi gold than the amount of gold that is ever found.
So what happened?
Strangely enough, not a lot. By September, all that appeared to have been unearthed was a mere six pfennigs, which fell somewhat short of the equivalent of a hippopotamus’s weight in gold.
After this, everything went strangely quiet. Back in October, I wrote to the Foundation, enquiring as to whether there was any news, and finally got a reply a month later. As well as asking whether I had any idea of how to raise finance to continue the excavations, the email also informed me that a ‘a local Explorer magazine’ had verified the war diary, which ‘all seems to be very positive’.
The Foundation also made this claim on their Facebook page, and on the face of that, things do indeed look positive.
However, all this relentless positivity came as news to the Explorer magazine in question, who swiftly rebutted the interpretation that had been spun by the Foundation.
The notion that there is NO gold reported to have been buried at Minkowskie is clearly problematic for the treasure hunters, and it didn’t much help their cause that the magazine repeated its findings on their own Facebook page.
So where does this leave this latest hunt for Nazi gold? Well, if you’re still hopeful that the Silesian Bridge Foundation is sitting on top of a fortune, then why not tune into their latest YouTube video and discover all the ways you can donate to the dig?
Strangely enough, I’m personally not tempted. But if I’m wrong about all this, I’ll eat a hat. Made of gold.
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