Skip to comments.Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland?
Posted on 06/20/2016 7:01:27 PM PDT by Theoria
There is perhaps no lost-treasure mystery more seductive than that of the priceless Amber Room of Peter the Great, which disappeared in the chaotic closing hours of World War II. Now Bartlomiej Plebanczyk, an unassuming historian and museum director in northeastern Poland, believes he has found it.
Elderly villagers told Mr. Plebanczyk that they had seen a German convoy unloading big crates into a secret chamber in a stark, moss-covered Nazi bunker near the Russian border in early 1945. So the Mamerki Museum, whichhe leads, recently completed a ground-penetrating radar scan of the derelict bunker that he said confirmed the existence of a hidden chamber.
This is the perfect place to hide something if you have to move it quickly out of eastern Prussia, Mr. Plebanczyk said.
Poles are used to hearing extravagant tales of lost war loot, and also to hearing the tales debunked. Last year, two men claimed to have found a buried train containing Nazi gold, but an investigation found no such thing. Despite that, war-treasure hunting is such a popular pastime in Poland that enthusiasts have their own web forum.
The Amber Room is a singular treasure. It was originally completed in the 18th century in a palace near St. Petersburg, Russia, paneled with six tons of precious amber, elaborately carved and decorated with gold. After advancing German troops captured the palace in 1941, the 600-square-foot room was dismantled and carted off to Königsberg Castle in East Prussia, where it was later exposed to British bombs and Soviet shells. Berlin sent orders in January 1945 to evacuate high-value cultural items from the castle, but what happened after has never been clear.
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not a train, ping.
Didn’t it go up in smoke ?
If it’s there I hope the bunker is not full of water.
Paging Indiana Jones...
Did Hillary visit there while she was Sec of State?
I didn’t know that the train discovery was a hoax.
It’s probably somewhere in the Kremlin.
One epi of that meteorite hunters show had them in Poland. In searching for iron meteorites in one area, they came up with a bunch of stuff, aka shrapnel, etc., that was the remains of a WWI battle.
Bet you Soros has it.
I can hear the Indiana Jones music in the background...
Amber burns. The amber from the amber room probably burned in 1945.
Sadly, yes...the most recent research (conducted after the Iron Curtain fell and Soviet files became available) indicates that the Amber Room was likely lost in the blaze that destroyed Konigsberg Castle in the spring of 1945. The Soviet officer assigned to find it as part of the Red Army initially made that conclusion in a report, then was forced to recant it.
Fortunately, it has since been reconstructed from photos and other old documentation of the original.
Don’t tell Gerardo.
A friend of my barber's next door neighbor said that there's an Amber Room in the basement of the Clinton Foundation. Just sayin'.
“A friend of my barber’s next door neighbor said that there’s an Amber Room in the basement of the Clinton Foundation. Just sayin’.”
Isn’t there an Kiddy Amber Room at Bill’s friend Jeffery Epstein on his private island?
I’d rather have my relatives back than all the physical items they stole from us.
So that’s where I left it...
Paging Geraldo Rivera. Please pick up the white phone at the courtesy desk.
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