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Trainload of Looted Nazi Treasure Found

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Wow....

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What are the chances that the loot will be tied up in administrative limbo until there is no chance of reconnecting any of it with the families and organizations from whom it was looted?

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Related...If you get a chance check out the movie "Woman in gold".

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I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think anyone has actually seen it yet. Not easy to hide a whole train - except at DFG!

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I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think anyone has actually seen it yet. Not easy to hide a whole train - except at DFG!

One word----Clive Cussler.....

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Whoopie. A bunch of stuff looted from a relatively poor community seventy five years ago

What happens with it?

Do you give it to the three tensing survivors from the looted community??

Or set up a museum

 

It

Might be interesting stuff but so what ??

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Sash weights.

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Whoopie. A bunch of stuff looted from a relatively poor community seventy five years ago

What happens with it?

Do you give it to the three tensing survivors from the looted community??

Or set up a museum

It

Might be interesting stuff but so what ??

Not a history buff I see?....

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I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think anyone has actually seen it yet. Not easy to hide a whole train - except at DFG!

I thought I heard they have seen it with ground penetrating radar.

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Whoopie. A bunch of stuff looted from a relatively poor community seventy five years ago

What happens with it?

Do you give it to the three tensing survivors from the looted community??

Or set up a museum

It

Might be interesting stuff but so what ??

Party pooper. You would prefer a posting song maybe?:) Europe was a relatively rich community when the Nazis looted it.

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Sash weights.

Don't ruin it!

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Whoopie. A bunch of stuff looted from a relatively poor community seventy five years ago

What happens with it?

Do you give it to the three tensing survivors from the looted community??

Or set up a museum

It

Might be interesting stuff but so what ??

Party pooper. You would prefer a posting song maybe?:) Europe was a relatively rich community when the Nazis looted it.

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I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think anyone has actually seen it yet. Not easy to hide a whole train - except at DFG!

One word----Clive Cussler.....

 

That TWO words. :P

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And the Jews say it's theirs.

 

It's existence and route was apparently not well documented, but when they dig up the cars the registration numbers on them might give them clues as to where to look for origination. Last place it was known to be.

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I'm 50% Polish, but anyone who watched the first poster's video realized that it took them twice as long to say what I can say in American?

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Politicians do that all the time, in English that is.

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A FALSE Story and those who claimed to have found it

 

Shall NOT be Found either

 

Reguardless

 

Howard Hughes just happened to be digging for water in the area having Nothing to do with a Goverment

 

Nothing to See ;)

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And the Jews say it's theirs.

 

It's existence and route was apparently not well documented, but when they dig up the cars the registration numbers on them might give them clues as to where to look for origination. Last place it was known to be.

Possession is 9/10ths!

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The "deathbed confession" aspect makes me a wee bit skeptical. Not a heck of a lot of people know where a big pile of gold is and spend decades not going after it.

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I'm 50% Polish, but anyone who watched the first poster's video realized that it took them twice as long to say what I can say in American?

It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.

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The story was in the Guardian. Bwhahahaha. Is there an August fools day?

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It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.

Fll bx snt tyr attn

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The "deathbed confession" aspect makes me a wee bit skeptical. Not a heck of a lot of people know where a big pile of gold is and spend decades not going after it.

 

I agree. Unless he was so well off that money didn't matter (I'm not sure what level of wealth that would be), I would have thought he would have been secretly tunneling like a mole. The story is being run by quite a few sources, I think there is some substance to it.

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I'm 50% Polish, but anyone who watched the first poster's video realized that it took them twice as long to say what I can say in American?

It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.
I'm simply astounded by the lack of punctation in web posts, e-mails, and texts these days. This, even from seemingly educumated adults on this forum.

 

Are you folks hoarding commas, periods, and capital letters over there?

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It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.

Fll bx snt tyr attn

 

Thanks Snags. You area bit profligate in your use of vowels sometimes, it is nice to see you giving them to a good cause. Little Hanusia, Staszek. Piotr and Mirka, et al thank you.

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I'm 50% Polish, but anyone who watched the first poster's video realized that it took them twice as long to say what I can say in American?

It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.
I'm simply astounded by the lack of punctation in web posts, e-mails, and texts these days. This, even from seemingly educumated adults on this forum.

 

Are you folks hoarding commas, periods, and capital letters over there?

 

Nope, we aren't hoarding anything except maybe the alleged gold on that train. You might send a note to our German neighbors re: the capital letter shortage. They capitalize every stinking noun when they write, wasteful bastards.

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Nope, we aren't hoarding anything except maybe the alleged gold on that train. You might send a note to our German neighbors re: the capital letter shortage. They capitalize every stinking noun when they write, wasteful bastards.

Now that You mention It, there does seem to be a bit of Overcapitalisationofwordsandespeciallynouns over there in the former Fatherland, along with run-on Words made up from Multipleotherwords. Odd....

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Nope, we aren't hoarding anything except maybe the alleged gold on that train. You might send a note to our German neighbors re: the capital letter shortage. They capitalize every stinking noun when they write, wasteful bastards.

Now that You mention It, there does seem to be a bit of Overcapitalisationofwordsandespeciallynouns over there in the former Fatherland, along with run-on Words made up from Multipleotherwords. Odd....

 

 

Lifted from Twain's "That Awful German Language":

 

 

There are some exceedingly useful words in this language. Schlag, for example; and Zug. There are three-quarters of a column of Schlags in the dictionary, and a column and a half of Zugs. The word Schlag means Blow, Stroke, Dash, Hit, Shock, Clap, Slap, Time, Bar, Coin, Stamp, Kind, Sort, Manner, Way, Apoplexy, Wood-cutting, Enclosure, Field, Forest-clearing. This is its simple and exact meaning -- that is to say, its restricted, its fettered meaning; but there are ways by which you can set it free, so that it can soar away, as on the wings of the morning, and never be at rest. You can hang any word you please to its tail, and make it mean anything you want to. You can begin with Schlag-ader, which means artery, and you can hang on the whole dictionary, word by word, clear through the alphabet to Schlag-wasser, which means bilge-water -- and including Schlag-mutter, which means mother-in-law.

Just the same with Zug. Strictly speaking, Zug means Pull, Tug, Draught, Procession, Markh, Progress, Flight, Direction, Expedition, Train, Caravan, Passage, Stroke, Touch, Line, Flourish, Trait of Character, Feature, Lineament, Chess-move, Organ-stop, Team, Whiff, Bias, Drawer, Propensity, Inhalation, Disposition: but that thing which it does not mean -- when all its legitimate pennants have been hung on, has not been discovered yet.

One cannot overestimate the usefulness of Schlag and Zug. Armed just with these two, and the word also, what cannot the foreigner on German soil accomplish? The German word also is the equivalent of the English phrase "You know," and does not mean anything at all -- in talk, though it sometimes does in print. Every time a German opens his mouth an also falls out; and every time he shuts it he bites one in two that was trying to get out.

Now, the foreigner, equipped with these three noble words, is master of the situation. Let him talk right along, fearlessly; let him pour his indifferent German forth, and when he lacks for a word, let him heave a Schlag into the vacuum; all the chances are that it fits it like a plug, but if it doesn't let him promptly heave a Zug after it; the two together can hardly fail to bung the hole; but if, by a miracle, they should fail, let him simply say also! and this will give him a moment's chance to think of the needful word. In Germany, when you load your conversational gun it is always best to throw in a Schlag or two and a Zug or two, because it doesn't make any difference how much the rest of the charge may scatter, you are bound to bag something with them. Then you blandly say also, and load up again. Nothing gives such an air of grace and elegance and unconstraint to a German or an English conversation as to scatter it full of "Also's" or "You knows."

In my note-book I find this entry:

July 1
. -- In the hospital yesterday, a word of thirteen syllables was successfully removed from a patient -- a North German from near Hamburg; but as most unfortunately the surgeons had opened him in the wrong place, under the impression that he contained a panorama, he died. The sad event has cast a gloom over the whole community.

That paragraph furnishes a text for a few remarks about one of the most curious and notable features of my subject -- the length of German words. Some German words are so long that they have a perspective. Observe these examples:

  • Freundschaftsbezeigungen.
  • Dilettantenaufdringlichkeiten.
  • Stadtverordnetenversammlungen.

These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions. And they are not rare; one can open a German newspaper at any time and see them Markhing majestically across the page -- and if he has any imagination he can see the banners and hear the music, too. They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject. I take a great interest in these curiosities. Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. Here are some specimens which I lately bought at an auction sale of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter:

  • Generalstaatsverordnetenversammlungen.
  • Alterthumswissenschaften.
  • Kinderbewahrungsanstalten.
  • Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen.
  • Wiedererstellungbestrebungen.
  • Waffenstillstandsunterhandlungen.

Of course when one of these grand mountain ranges goes stretching across the printed page, it adorns and ennobles that literary landscape -- but at the same time it is a great distress to the new student, for it blocks up his way; he cannot crawl under it, or climb over it, or tunnel through it. So he resorts to the dictionary for help, but there is no help there. The dictionary must draw the line somewhere -- so it leaves this sort of words out. And it is right, because these long things are hardly legitimate words, but are rather combinations of words, and the inventor of them ought to have been killed.

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These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions. And they are not rare; one can open a German newspaper at any time and see them Markhing majestically across the page -- and if he has any imagination he can see the banners and hear the music, too. They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject. I take a great interest in these curiosities. Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. Here are some specimens which I lately bought at an auction sale of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter:

  • Generalstaatsverordnetenversammlungen.
  • Alterthumswissenschaften.
  • Kinderbewahrungsanstalten.
  • Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen.
  • Wiedererstellungbestrebungen.
  • Waffenstillstandsunterhandlungen.
Of course when one of these grand mountain ranges goes stretching across the printed page, it adorns and ennobles that literary landscape -- but at the same time it is a great distress to the new student, for it blocks up his way; he cannot crawl under it, or climb over it, or tunnel through it. So he resorts to the dictionary for help, but there is no help there. The dictionary must draw the line somewhere -- so it leaves this sort of words out. And it is right, because these long things are hardly legitimate words, but are rather combinations of words, and the inventor of them ought to have been killed.

 

They pale into insignificance when compared with the Welsh railway station name......

 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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It is because of the lack of vowels. Vowels for Poland is still looking for any and all vowels that folks don't need. Box them up and ship them here, we always need them. Don't worry about the condition, we have skilled workers to refurbish them and we put them to good use. Our goal, lofty though it may be, is to have a big box of vowels under the tree at Christmas for every child in Poland. Come on people, give 'till it hurts.

Fll bx snt tyr attn

 

Thanks Snags. You area bit profligate in your use of vowels sometimes, it is nice to see you giving them to a good cause. Little Hanusia, Staszek. Piotr and Mirka, et al thank you.

 

Giltey, hoppeng the youngersters cane putte theise yo goode use. :)

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These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions. And they are not rare; one can open a German newspaper at any time and see them Markhing majestically across the page -- and if he has any imagination he can see the banners and hear the music, too. They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject. I take a great interest in these curiosities. Whenever I come across a good one, I stuff it and put it in my museum. In this way I have made quite a valuable collection. When I get duplicates, I exchange with other collectors, and thus increase the variety of my stock. Here are some specimens which I lately bought at an auction sale of the effects of a bankrupt bric-a-brac hunter:

  • Generalstaatsverordnetenversammlungen.
  • Alterthumswissenschaften.
  • Kinderbewahrungsanstalten.
  • Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen.
  • Wiedererstellungbestrebungen.
  • Waffenstillstandsunterhandlungen.
Of course when one of these grand mountain ranges goes stretching across the printed page, it adorns and ennobles that literary landscape -- but at the same time it is a great distress to the new student, for it blocks up his way; he cannot crawl under it, or climb over it, or tunnel through it. So he resorts to the dictionary for help, but there is no help there. The dictionary must draw the line somewhere -- so it leaves this sort of words out. And it is right, because these long things are hardly legitimate words, but are rather combinations of words, and the inventor of them ought to have been killed.
They pale into insignificance when compared with the Welsh railway station name......Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
I'll venture to guess they only offer tshirts etc in XXXL and Wider

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Nope, we aren't hoarding anything except maybe the alleged gold on that train. You might send a note to our German neighbors re: the capital letter shortage. They capitalize every stinking noun when they write, wasteful bastards.

Now that You mention It, there does seem to be a bit of Overcapitalisationofwordsandespeciallynouns over there in the former Fatherland, along with run-on Words made up from Multipleotherwords. Odd....

 

I think my favorite phrase in German is ganz genau ("entirely exact" or exactly). As my former spouse remarked one time; "Ganz genau, wasn't he the drummer in some German death metal band?"

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I hate to rain on your parade, but I don't think anyone has actually seen it yet. Not easy to hide a whole train - except at DFG!

One word----Clive Cussler.....

 

 

Dirk Fucking Pitt….. now that's two words!

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Nope, we aren't hoarding anything except maybe the alleged gold on that train. You might send a note to our German neighbors re: the capital letter shortage. They capitalize every stinking noun when they write, wasteful bastards.

Now that You mention It, there does seem to be a bit of Overcapitalisationofwordsandespeciallynouns over there in the former Fatherland, along with run-on Words made up from Multipleotherwords. Odd....

I think my favorite phrase in German is ganz genau ("entirely exact" or exactly). As my former spouse remarked one time; "Ganz genau, wasn't he the drummer in some German death metal band?"
As a kid, we thought it was hilarious to suggest the German term for the head being out of order:

 

 

Pflingerdungen

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Gold does that to people. There is no reason why pirates would stash loot anywhere, they knew they weren't likely to live long and their trust in their leaders was limited at best. Nobody as ever found a spot where they stashed much, but there are still people running around convinced they did. Check out the story of Oak Island sometime. Somebody tried like hell to make a water well a couple centuries ago but bumped into salt water first. They almost certainly did that out of a compelling desire to have a defensible position against Native Americans and an island was the best available option. Yet, and there are still people thinking pirates spent a bunch of time digging elaborate salt water flooding traps in a super-duper loot stash hole.

 

Totally daft.

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Wałbrzych is about a 3 1/2 hour drive from where I live. If I had time I would go as the unofficial SA correspondent and get a full report but I am very busy this time of the year.

 

Polish people are pretty crafty and like money as they usually don't have much. It wouldn't surprise me at all that they are milking this for all it is worth, it is probably bring a lot of money and attention to an otherwise small, quiet town in a quiet part of Poland. They aren't doing it to rip people off, their view is probably "Hey we have a chance to make some money here, let's take advantage of it and enjoy it while it lasts."

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Wałbrzych is about a 3 1/2 hour drive from where I live. If I had time I would go as the unofficial SA correspondent and get a full report but I am very busy this time of the year.

 

Polish people are pretty crafty and like money as they usually don't have much. It wouldn't surprise me at all that they are milking this for all it is worth, it is probably bring a lot of money and attention to an otherwise small, quiet town in a quiet part of Poland. They aren't doing it to rip people off, their view is probably "Hey we have a chance to make some money here, let's take advantage of it and enjoy it while it lasts."

wille thy tacke vowelles or juste cashe?

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I'll bet that at least two of those rail cars are stuffed full of vowels.

Hence the shortage.

 

Damn Nazis . . .

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I'm betting it's there. It's too easy to hide a train in a mountain, then remove the siding and close the cave entrance. Booby traps would deter those in the know from trying to get it themselves, I think. Time will tell. I wouldn't put anything past a party of thieves and murderers.

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