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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Makes a change from gold, I suppose.
    "Nazi tunnels inside an old volcano could be hiding top secret Gestapo documents, say a group of historical researchers in Poland.
    The Association of Lovers of Upper Lusatia say they discovered a document in a local archive which is a blueprint for the tunnels in the town of Luban in southern Poland.
    But although several attempts have been made to explore the tunnels with expeditions revealing several shafts going down into the inactive volcano, many have remained inaccessible.
    This has now raised hopes that they were used to store valuable items.
    The group’s Sebastian Terenda told The First News: ‘On the sketch it is marked as an air-raid shelter, but the tunnels are 3 by 3 metres, and air-raid shelters were normally 1.6 by 1.8 metres.
    ‘It’s height and width make it excellent for storage.’
    The possible existence of the documents known as the Kraków Gestapo Archive comes from the testimony of a Gestapo officer called Kurt Heinemeyer.
    Based in the city of Krakow from January 1940 to 18 January 1945, following his arrest by the Allies he told interrogators that the Gestapo documents were taken on the orders of Hans Frank, the governor of occupied Poland, to a nearby town called Czerwona Woda, and partially destroyed.
    But the exploration group says it is possible that some of the documents ended up in Lubań, just over 11 miles away and were hidden inside the volcano."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9713563/Nazi-volcano-tunnels-hiding-secret-Gestapo-documents-researchers-believe.html
     
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    Hi GRW
    It seems that the Dailymail has a significant news deficit
    The mysterious plan was already discovered in 2011(!) and discussed here:
    Podziemny kompleks pod tzw.Kamienną górą w Lubaniu - "Sztolnie"

    It was probably an underground production plant of GEMA
    The GEMA (Gesellschaft für elektroakustische und mechanische Apparate mbH) maintained a research and production facility (radar etc.) in Lauban (code name Ruebezahl).
    A bunker facility has been suspected there for a long time, since more and more facilities were moved underground from 1944 onwards due to the air raids.
    During their withdrawal on February 17, 1945, the Germans destroyed all important parts of the plant and took away machines and equipment.
    The leftovers were evacuated by Poles and Soviets
    The inaccessible parts of the tunnel were presumably destroyed by the Wehrmacht's usual barrage blasting.
    I would be very, VERY surprised if the tunnel hides any sensations. ;)
     
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    Cheers, puts a different perspective on it.
     
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    *And...bumped for an update*
    "An explorer who spent years hunting for a Nazi gold train laden with looted art says he now thinks a lake could be hiding a convoy of Nazi trucks full of treasure.
    Piotr Koper from Walbrzych in southwest Poland said he had recently carried out a preliminary search of the lake 90 miles away using geo-radar and found ‘steel’ which could belong to the trucks.
    According to historians, in the spring of 1945 a convoy of trucks set off from the nearby city of Goerlitz with exhibits from a museum.
    Koper told local media: 'The research was completed on Sunday.
    ‘We have decent results and we will now try to mine as we have seen a very strong signal of steel.
    ‘I expect these could be trucks that were sunk in 1945.
    ‘Today it's hard to say what their value is, because it depends on whether the wrecks are full or empty.’
    The explorer and his team have been searching the area in the village of Żarska Wieś since December using bottom sonar, GPR, proton magnetometer and an underwater drone."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9768407/Explorer-searched-Hitlers-gold-train-believes-Polish-lake-contains-Nazi-loot.html
     
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    Keep on searchinģ man..
     

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