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Stolen Nazi Gold May Be In German Cavern (Amber Room?)
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-20-2008

Posted on 02/19/2008 8:38:09 PM PST by blam

Stolen Nazi gold may be in German cavern

Last Updated: 3:11am GMT 20/02/2008

Treasure hunters claim they have may have found a haul of looted Nazi gold said to be part of a Russian collection that was dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world" before it was stolen.

The resting place of the Amber Room treasures was reportedly made at the weekend near the German village of Deutschneudorf. Tests showed a man-made cavern 20 metres below ground that contained a large amount of precious metals.

Treasure hunter Christian Hanisch [left] and Heinz-Peter Haustein at the site where the gold is thought to be buried

The "Amber Room" was an 18th century chamber inside the Catherine Palace in Leningrad, now St Petersburg, which was made out of amber panels backed by gold leaf.

It was looted in 1941 during the Nazi invasion and taken to Königsburg, now Kaliningrad, where it was lost in 1945 following Allied bombing.

Heinz-Peter Haustein, who is digging at the site near Deutschneudorf, said the cavern had not yet been reached but tests showed what was inside was "definitely" precious metals.

"It's gold, maybe silver. We expect it to be either gold from the Amber Room or gold that would give us clues to another hiding place."

The recovery of what is really inside the cavern is not expected to be complete for weeks, as explosives experts and engineers are being brought in to check for booby traps. The site has been under guard since the weekend.

Mr Haustein has been searching for the Amber Room treasure for years, ploughing thousands of pounds of his own money into the hunt.

He arrived in Deutschneudorf on a tip off from a German whose late father, a signaller in the Luftwaffe, had hoarded documents containing the co-ordinates to and locations where the Nazis supposedly hid gold and diamonds at the end of the war.

One of those sets of co-ordinates was the "exact" location of the dig, Mr Haustein said.

The documents also contained warnings of booby traps.

Various theories have circulated about the location of the Amber Room treasure. Some historians say it was destroyed in Könisgburg but there is speculation that it was loaded onto a submarine which was sunk in the Baltic Sea by the Russians.

While there is little firm evidence of the cavern in Deutschneudorf being its final resting place, the village has seen an influx of treasure hunters in the last few days.

The Amber Room was recreated in St Petersburg in 2003.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amber; amberroom; german; germany; godsgravesglyphs; gold; nazi; russia; wwii

1 posted on 02/19/2008 8:38:12 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

The Floating Laptop, a rare Amber Room treasure.


2 posted on 02/19/2008 8:39:48 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: blam

Amber Room

3 posted on 02/19/2008 8:41:11 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Geben Sie mir die Schaufel


4 posted on 02/19/2008 8:43:15 PM PST by pankot
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To: blam

Bump


5 posted on 02/19/2008 8:44:27 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: blam

Looks like it is right up against the border of the Sudetenland.


6 posted on 02/19/2008 8:45:47 PM PST by PAR35
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To: blam
may have found a haul of looted Nazi gold
7 posted on 02/19/2008 8:46:19 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: blam

My guess is that it doesn’t look as good today.


8 posted on 02/19/2008 8:48:05 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: blam

Well, Geraldo Rivera is nowhere is sight, so it must be there! :)


9 posted on 02/19/2008 8:48:59 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: PAR35

Quick! get Jerry Rivers over there for a special “Opening Al CapHitler’s Vault”


10 posted on 02/19/2008 8:49:25 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: GOP_Raider

LOL you beat me by 26 seconds.


11 posted on 02/19/2008 8:49:59 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: blam

And right next to it is Erik Von Daniken’s “Cave of the Ancients”. Maybe Nicole’s real killer is hiding there too.


12 posted on 02/19/2008 8:50:39 PM PST by Seruzawa (Atilla the hun... he was a liberal, right?)
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To: blam

The Amber Room was completely renovated about 7 years ago.


13 posted on 02/19/2008 8:57:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: blam
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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither
14 posted on 02/19/2008 8:58:35 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: blam
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15 posted on 02/19/2008 9:04:24 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: blam
Thread jack trivia;

Singer and bad pilot John Denver’s real name was Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. His father Henry John Deutschendorf Sr. held several aviation speed records.

16 posted on 02/19/2008 9:08:45 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
john denver thread jack part 2.

zak (one of john denver's sons) was a friend of mine in durango, co. he is, in part, african-American (and a really good guy). mr. denver took care of him even though he was illegitimate. (house, car, trust fund, etc.)

r.i.p. john denver.

i experienced a "rocky mountain high" that lasted 10 years.

17 posted on 02/19/2008 9:41:46 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: org.whodat
"We expect it to be either gold from the Amber Room or gold that would give us clues to another hiding place"

Expects? The article provides no evidence for this. Is there more to the story?

18 posted on 02/19/2008 9:46:41 PM PST by americanophile
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To: blam

Maybe the Krauts can leverage the “Amber Room” to get Schliemann’s Trojan gold back. Of course, then they’d have to fight the Turks to hang on to the King Priam’s treasure.


19 posted on 02/19/2008 11:55:06 PM PST by pawdoggie
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To: pankot

I’ll give you the shovel. ;^)


20 posted on 02/20/2008 5:39:08 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Most likely the gold will have been taken from the mouths of tens of thousands of Jews just prior to them being tossed into the ovens.


21 posted on 02/20/2008 5:42:55 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Liberty Valance

Sgt. Schultz surely had a big head, didn’t he ?


22 posted on 02/20/2008 6:04:20 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Eye of Unk

From millions of Jews and Poles. And Polish military officers and the well educated Poles. And to those that don’t believe- go visit the death camps and see for yourself.


23 posted on 02/20/2008 7:50:53 PM PST by Rocketwolf68 (Bring back the crusades)
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