Hunt for Nazi gold in Dutch village is called off
By T.K. Randall
May 3, 2023 · 7 comments
The gold no longer seems to be there. Image Credit: Pixabay / Stevebidmead
The gold had allegedly been buried in the German countryside by Nazi soldiers during World War II.
The story goes that during the final days of the Second World War, four German soldiers decided to bury a horde of riches in a field somewhere in the Dutch countryside.
Their stolen treasure consisted of gold, jewels, watches, diamonds and gemstones (worth over $15 million in today's money) all placed inside four ammunition cases and buried in the ground.
Earlier this year, the National Archives of the Netherlands released a trove of documents to the public that included the map allegedly showing the location of this buried treasure.
Ever since, amateur treasure hunters have been attempting to find and retrieve the gold for themselves.
Now, though, with efforts to unearth the treasure having repeatedly come up empty, village officials have called off the search while concluding that the gold simply isn't there any more.
"We have concluded that there is no Nazi treasure in Ommeren," said spokesperson Birgit van Aken-Quint.
"We do assume that the treasure was once buried in Ommeren, but that it has been removed at some stage."
Source: The Guardian
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