Experts in Poland have said the apparent discovery of a Nazi train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of Hitler’s vast tunnel complex in the country has so far been discovered.
Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains since officials said on Friday they were “99% certain” that a hidden train had been discovered by treasure hunters.
“The train is 100 meters long and is protected. The fact that it is armored indicates it has a special cargo. We do not know what is inside the train. Probably military equipment but also possibly jewelry, works of art, and archive documents,” said Piotr Zuchowski, head of conservation at Poland’s culture ministry.
It is thought that one of the men who helped to conceal the train disclosed its location on his deathbed.
Specialists at the Ksiaz castle, the nearby fortress that Hitler intended to become his base of operations in Eastern Europe, believe at least two further undiscovered Nazi trains were in the area carrying unknown treasures.
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