#UK Treasure hunters discover Swastika-marked coins that prove Hitler’s men WERE at Polish palace #UKnews
Treasure hunters looking for Nazi gold within the grounds of an 18th century palace in Poland have discovered a scattering of WWII-era German coins.
The six Reichsbank pfennigs clearly marked with Swastikas have been uncovered at the palace within the village of Minkowskie as employees cleared away earth from one in all three areas beneath investigation.
Dated 1942, 1944, and 1945, every of the coins value one pfennig is stamped with the identify Reichsbank, which was the central financial institution of the German Reich from 1876 till 1945.
Posting the discover on YouTube, Bart Zelaytys from the Silesian Bridge Foundation which is main the hunt mentioned: ‘The guys have been working at this location sorting the sand and now we have a small discover proper right here.
‘We have gotten six pfennigs, Reich pfennigs, and as you possibly can see the years are from 1942 to 1945.
‘We acquired some Swastikas. So what does it imply? Well, Nazis have been right here. They have been right here. We know for positive.’
Bart Zelaytys reveals the six coins present in Minkowskie within the palm of his hand
Mr Zelaytys (pictured) and his staff discovered a steel canister buried 30 toes beneath the floor of an previous orangery at the ruins of a palace in Poland
The six Nazi-era coins have been discovered subsequent to what Zelaytys described as a ‘small water fount’ (pictured, centre)
The six coins, value one pfennig, or penny, have been manufactured between 1942 and 1945
In May this 12 months, the group found a steel canister buried 30 toes beneath the floor of an previous orangery within the palace’s 14-hectare park.
It is assumed treasures, stolen on the orders of SS boss Heinrich Himmler to arrange a Fourth Reich, are buried there.
Believed to incorporate the so-called ‘Gold of Breslau’ which went lacking from police headquarters in what’s now the close by Polish metropolis of Wroclaw, the canister can be thought to incorporate jewelry and valuables from the non-public collections of rich Germans who lived within the area.
In order to guard their prized possessions from the advancing Red Army, the rich Germans handed their loot over to the SS.
The location was revealed by secret paperwork, an SS officer’s diary and a map that the treasure hunters obtained from the descendants of officers belonging to a secretive lodge relationship again over 1,000 years.
The similar diary, mentioned to have been written by a high-ranking SS officer, can be mentioned to disclose the placement of one other palace within the area the place it’s thought 28 tonnes of treasure is buried at the underside of a effectively.
Among the bundle of paperwork is a letter from a senior SS officer referred to as von Stein to one of many women who labored at the palace in Minkowskie and who later turned his lover.
The officer wrote: ‘My expensive Inge, I’ll fufill my project, with God’s will. Some transports have been profitable. The remaining 48 heavy Reichsbank’s chests and all of the household chests I hereby entrust to you.
‘Only you understand the place they’re positioned. May God allow you to and assist me, fulfil my project.’
The pencil-written pages of the diary are mentioned to establish 11 areas throughout Lower Silesia which earlier than and through the warfare was German territory.
An entry from March 12, 1945, referring to the treasure at the palace in Minkowskie says: ‘A trough has been dug within the orangery, which is a protected ”dwelling” for the delivered chests and containers.’
It continues: ’48 chests from the Reichsbank, in good situation, have been hidden, very effectively lined with earth and ”greened” with nonetheless residing crops.
‘Let windfall watch over us.’
After receiving permission to begin digging for the cannister, the Silesian Bridge Foundation has now uncovered an extra two areas the place they consider different Lannister’s containing different treasures may very well be hidden.
The six Nazi-era coins have been discovered subsequent to what Zelaytys described as a ‘small water fount’.
He mentioned: ‘Why would they put coins in a water fount?
‘Well possibly for an excellent luck want, hoping you will return. Hoping that you will return to a spot the place you left one thing.
‘This offers us a pleasant increase of optimism.’