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Hunt for Nazi gold in Dutch village is called off

By T.K. Randall
May 3, 2023 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (7)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by qxcontinuum 1 year ago
I think Helmut had taken it all and vanished to Argentina .  They won't find it there 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters 1 year ago
Exasperated residents have appealed to treasure-hunters to stay away after they descended on the Dutch village of Ommeren searching for riches potentially worth millions, allegedly hidden by Nazi soldiers during World War Two. Now, throughout Ommeren there is evidence of unauthorised excavations. Discarded farming equipment which presumably activated metal detectors is strewn around freshly dug craters, gouged out of farmland and forests. "I moved here for the peace and tranquillity," said Sander, who was out walking his dog, Bouf. "Now the whole world knows about us." https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
Why did they publicly release the map knowing this car crash would happen? It should of been given to the authorities especially if it was Jewish loot and live munitions.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters 12 months ago
Nothing to see here: Dutch village calls off search for Nazi loot A Dutch village that became the focus of a frenzied treasure hunt after a map allegedly showed Nazi loot buried there during the second world war has declared the search over – and said nothing was found. The small hamlet of Ommeren did conclude that there had indeed been treasure buried there, but that it was removed after the war. A ban on metal detectors remained in place, she said. “If people again try to go and find the treasure, we’ll enforce the ban.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/02/dutch-village-cal... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Cho Jinn 12 months ago
I guess they have to go back to work…
Comment icon #6 Posted by Pat Mc 12 months ago
I am not surprised that they could not find it, the article says Nazi Gold in Dutch Village but then goes on to say that it had allegedly been buried in the German Countryside??
Comment icon #7 Posted by DanL 12 months ago
 


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