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What have the Germans hidden in Poland?


Ksysia 25 | 430
12 Dec 2010 #1
I don't know any links in English. What I'm on about - Germans have made many underground hideouts to stash away the art and treasures before the Soviet army got to it. It was either Polish treasure robbed by Germans during their 200-year spree in Poland, or their own craft and art - and some of it has not been found yet.

Russians claimed and transported out a lot of stuff. Some might still be hidden.

The really interesting part is did they build tunnels to aid their future invasion and maybe stashed some equipment there.

Or, while I'm in Sunday mode - you know how they were Satan worshippers and pagans, I wonder if they left some of their altars and temples behind. And that's why Poland is cursed with bad luck - even the air feels gray and thick.

And, BB? that's my Sunday enjoyment thread, not here for you to deny everything, but for people who like scary stories and treasure hunting.
Crow 146 | 9,138
12 Dec 2010 #2
What have the Germans hidden in Poland?

its simple... USA/EU/NATO missile shield
Wroclaw Boy
12 Dec 2010 #3
It was either Polish treasure robbed by Germans during their 200-year spree in Poland, or their own craft and art - and some of it has not been found yet.

Ive had the metal detector out a few times at my place, im convinced there's something here somewhere, ive heard rumors of tunnels but i'll be damned if i can find them. The problem is unless you have a JCB its really hard work digging up random areas of your land.

Would be nice to stumble upon some Nazi memorabilia.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385
12 Dec 2010 #4
lots of gold in this area: Książ, Wałbrzych.

lots of myths and legends go back to the nazi period and earlier.
OP Ksysia 25 | 430
12 Dec 2010 #5
lots of myths and legends

tere might be a grain of truth, who knows? It could be a good thing to locate the things for historical value. Then put a ticket machine next to the site and overcharge the tourists.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
12 Dec 2010 #6
A few years back i met an old German guy in Polczyn zdroj..During the war his army unit was heading from Drawsko pomorskie towards the Baltic coast when their trucks full of amunition were stopped by an ss unit..

They were ordered to unload the ammunition , which was urgently needed , and to load into the trucks some boxes which contained gold bars , he is not sure if all the boxes contained gold , he only saw into one which was damaged , it seems the ss units own trucks had been shot up by a Russian fighter...

During the drive towards Polczyn news came that the Russians had cut the road between them and the town , and there was now a Russian tank regiment in their path , so the trucks were once again unloaded and the boxes burried at the roadside...

My German friend does not know what happened to the boxes after that as they parted company with the ss men , and these men all later died in a battle with the Russians further up the road..The Russians did not take ss prisoners , and the ss were not prone to surrendering...

So.... are these boxes still at the roadside somewhere between my farm and Polczyn zdroj , or did somebody come back and get them , did the Russians find them , or maybe some lucky Polish farmer...and yes..if i had a metal dectector i would go and have a look...
1jola 14 | 1,879
12 Dec 2010 #7
Or, while I'm in Sunday mode

Shouldn't you be doing your homework instead of thinking of looking for "stuff?" At least post in the Random Thoughs thread.
OP Ksysia 25 | 430
12 Dec 2010 #8
and yes..if i had a metal dectector i would go and have a look...

quite a story!
are detectors really so hard to come by?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
12 Dec 2010 #9
e detectors really so hard to come by?

No , you can buy them easy enough...the danger is of course that you may well dig up something thats been sat in the ground for a long time...just waiting to go BANG...!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
13 Jan 2021 #10
10 years later, and despite plenty of hysteria, no-one has actually found any hidden German treasure.
pawian 177 | 14,703
13 Jan 2021 #11
If anybody finds the famous Amber Chamber, will they get a prize? What?

Besides, if Poles find it in their territory, what Polish items looted in the past will Russians return to get it back? I heard Ermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg is full of art stolen from Polish castles and palaces during partitions.
jon357 67 | 16,836
14 Jan 2021 #12
will they get a prize?

They'll get a few crates of desiccated amber blobs. It had deteriorated badly enough by the time the war started. Being wallpapered over or painted or whatever won't have helped much and then it was packed up, crated away and abandoned for 70 years. Now most of the bits will only be good for making amber nalewka with.
pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #13
Being wallpapered over or painted

Why was it done?

It had deteriorated badly enough by the time

Even if it was stored in a secure place in proper conditions?
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,439
14 Jan 2021 #14
Besides, if Poles find it in their territory, what Polish items looted in the past will Russians return to get it back?

Good question! After all the "Berlinka" was hardly "hidden in Poland" back then, but today it still is in Poland...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlinka_(art_collection)
pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #15
but today it still is in Poland...

Do you think it is unfair??? :):)
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,439
14 Jan 2021 #16
Well...it's in a museum...they seem to treat it okay at least....
pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #17
Of course it is looked after well. Why should you suppose otherwise?? An old German concept of Poles as Eastern barbarians?? hahahaha
Never mind.
You know about Berlinka, did you also know that Goring`s collection of rare aircraft is in the Polish Aviation Museum?



pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #19
His condemned ghost haunts this place. Witnesses have heard: Give back my planes! hahaha
Tacitus 2 | 1,180
14 Jan 2021 #20
they seem to treat it okay at least..

Yeah now, but the treatment of it was rather appalling for the first few decades. The first time German experts were permitted to see them, quite a lot of documents had already rotten away.

At least now they are treated decently until their return to Germany in the future.
pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #21
The first time German experts were permitted to see them,

During the Cold War, with our countries on two opposing sides, after quite traumatic experiences, especially for Poles, many documents had a natural tendency to rot away. That is the nature of all cold wars. :):)

until their return to Germany in the future.

Yes, of course, but first we need to get back the Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael. hahaha
jon357 67 | 16,836
14 Jan 2021 #22
Why was it done?

To conceal it during the occupation. It didn't work.

Even if it was stored in a secure place in proper conditions?

Amber dries out very quickly. In the Amber Museum in Gdańsk the (few) old pieces are heavily restored and fragile.
pawian 177 | 14,703
14 Jan 2021 #23
Wow, what a surprise. When I saw those pieces of fine amber jewellery there, I thought they were eternal.
jon357 67 | 16,836
14 Jan 2021 #24
Sadly no. Part of the beauty of amber is that it's an organic material.

It dries out fast. Centuries-old amber jewellery is rare. Sad, because there'd be lots in Poland. There are a few church altarpieces with amber detailing; if they're in good condition, that's usually because they replace the amber elements as they dry out.
pawian 177 | 14,703
15 Jan 2021 #25
It dries out fast.

Pity.
I was never interested in such physical properties amber, only looked and admired those beautiful pieces of art.





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