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Five Spectacular Lost Nazi Treasures

Here’s a list of five spectacular Nazi treasures that have never been found to this day.

The Nazi’s where hateful people who caused a lot of unnecessary deaths and destruction. They raided many museums of rare items and took families valuable possessions. Through out the course of the war much of the treasures that had been looted, where either hidden for Hitler or selfish soldiers hid it with hopes of returning after the war to claim it.

I came up with a list of five of what I thought to be the biggest Nazi treasures that have never been located and still out there waiting to be found.

Dachau Nazi War Treasure

 

The Dachau Treasure was valuable items like gold and jewels that were stolen from about 35,000+ Jewish prisoners when they were thrown into Dachau Concentration Camps in 1933 to 1945. Dachau didn’t only house Jewish prisoners but also Nazi war criminals one of which was a former SS solider who had been part of the Nazi unit that stole these goods from the prisoners.

Before the former SS solider was put to death he told a Austrian doctor Wilhem Grob of the existence of an impressive treasure in which he and his fellow soldiers stole and where planning on hiding before he got caught. Turns out shortly after the form SS officer was imprisoned, the other men of the unit packed the treasure into 4 separate boxes which they hid in a lake somewhere in the Austrian Alps.

In 1952, Edward Greger an Army intelligence officer stationed in Austrian had befriended the doctor and was told of the story and treasure. The both went in search of the treasure but years of erosion had changed the landscape making it impossible. In 1992, Edward had returned once again to the site were the treasure was supposed to be hid, but again found nothing.

It is believed that to this day the treasure still lies in its original hiding spot in a lake in the Swiss Alps waiting to be found.

Hitler’s Lost Gold in Deutschneudorf, Germany

 

This site in Germany is suspected of holding a hidden cache of 2 tons worth of gold and valuable artwork which was hidden in an old ore mine 30 feet below ground towards the end of the war. Evidence has been found on this site that verifies the Nazi’s had indeed been there at some point in time.

Treasure hunter Christian Hanischs father was a navigator in the Nazi air force and is said to be one of the soldiers that helped hide the gold and valuable artworks. Before his death he left his son the coordinates to the cave which is 30 feet underground in an old ore mine.

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  1. nickseagull

    On August 10, 2008 at 3:09 am


    Nazi was nasty and evil, but we can still make a fortune with the leftovers. lol.

  2. tracy sardelli

    On August 11, 2008 at 4:30 pm


    Wow, really interesting article, thank you.

  3. Lauren Axelrod

    On August 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm


    If any of Hitlers gold turns up, it should be placed in a museum or traced back to the rightful owners or decendents. It truly would be sick to capitalize on something that had such value in the historical sense.

    Great article by the way.

  4. jo oliver

    On September 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm


    I have always heard that Hitler actually was sending out small search expeditions to look for artifacts and treasures all over the places he was invading. One PBS program I was watching actually showed pictures of SS soldiers with the archeology grid set up. So, there is no telling what they found and hide during the war.

    Also, with the massive amount of people that was murdered….imagine all the valuables that they brought with them. I feel sure that SS soldiers took most of these items for themselves.
    I found this article fascinating.

  5. Patrick Bernauw

    On September 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm


    Great article!… Please write more of these “true treasure stories”!

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    On November 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm


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  7. chris73

    On May 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm


    It is also the treasure taken from the Jews of my town, Thessaloniki, Greece. In WW2 the majority where Jews here. I don;t know a lot about this but you can make a research :)

  8. Leonardo da Vinci E.

    On September 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm


    Very interesting topic. Thank you for arranging it!

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