Search For Nazi Gold Train Comes Up Empty So Far
Excavations began on Tuesday to find an alleged “Nazi gold train” that has been missing for decades.
The search is being led by Andreas Richter of Germany and Poitr Koper of Poland. They believe they may have located the buried train with radar equipment in the city of Walbrzych, Poland.
“The search in southwestern Poland attests to the power of a local legend claiming a Nazi ‘gold train’ disappeared in a mountain tunnel as the Germans escaped the advancing Soviet army at the end of World War II,” according to the Associated Press. The train was rumored to have been laden with gold and jewelry stolen from those in the Jewish community during the Holocaust.
The search, which will likely take several days, is being carried out by a team of volunteers using large earth moving equipment to excavate the area.
Lionel, a model railroad company in the U.S. provided additional information about the project in an article on their website. Since much of the information is written in Polish, they translated some into English. They also provided a link to the exploration company’s Facebook page and to the official live stream.
Some however, are skeptical about the train’s existence. The AP is reporting that a team of researchers from a University in Krakow using radar equipment found no evidence of the train in the area.
If the train is found, it will make international headlines because it has been missing since 1945.