Gurus analysing a WWII diary mentioned to expose the locale of hidden Nazi treasure in an 18th century palace in Poland have concluded it is a ‘complete forgery’.
Presenting their results in their every month journal, the group stated: ‘The War Diary is a Polish-German forgery possible produced some time after 1982.’
The diary, claimed to have been penned by an SS officer who observed down the spot of looted operates of art and valuables concealed in direction of the stop of WWII, was obtained by a group calling by itself the Silesian Bridge Foundation.
Given that last year they have been digging up an previous palace in the Polish village of Minkowskie the place they believe £200m worthy of of Nazi gold is concealed.
Given that May final year, the ‘WWII diary’ has been in the palms of a group named the Silesian Bridge Basis – who have been digging up the grounds of an 18th century palace in the Polish village of Minkowskie the place they believe that £200million of Nazi gold
The diary claimed to display the hiding spots of treasures supposed for the development of a Fourth Reich to continue the war, but specialists now feel the entries are forgeries from the 1980s
But immediately after heading by means of the diary, historians from the Discoverer organisation in the Polish city of Wroclaw mentioned they discovered ‘conclusive proof’ that the full detail was fake.
The organisation’s Łukasz Orlicki instructed the Polish Press Agency: ‘It turns out that the diary is an accounting book from the flip of the 19th and 20th centuries with just about 600 web pages, the huge the vast majority of which are blank.
‘There are simply accounting entries from the commencing of the 20th century, but on site 100 the notes of the alleged German officer show up.
‘The data containing the historical past of concealed valuables and is effective of artwork protect only 9 webpages. They are created in pencil.
‘At very first glance it seems to have come from the time period. The material consists of info about four caches the full articles of the notes can be divided into a narrative element containing information and facts about activities from the Reduce Silesia and Opole area at the conclude of Globe War II, and the deposit section, i.e. descriptions of where valuables are concealed.
‘But the gatherings contained in the diary ended up copied from the accounts of German refugees who fled from Lessen Silesia in 1945.
Treasure hunters failed to find 10 tonnes of gold in the grounds of the 18th century palace in Minkowskie, southern Poland
Significant components of the diary are believe that to have been copied verbatim from this reserve, which explained the accounts of German refugees who fled from Decreased Silesia in 1945
‘These have been accounts composed down soon after the war, which ended up in German archives.
‘After comparing the written content, it turned out that a person had copied word-for-phrase into the journal fragments of these accounts that were being published in Germany many many years after the war.’
He additional: ‘This is 1 of the irrefutable proofs that the so-termed diary was composed by an unfamiliar man or woman in the 1970s at the earliest.’
According to the Silesian Bridge Basis, they acquired the diary from a man declaring to be the son of a SS officer and represented a Masonic Lodge produced up of the descendants of Nazi officers looking for atonement.
According to legend, the treasure was stored in law enforcement headquarters and packed into crates ahead of currently being transported beneath SS guard from Breslau, in what is now the Polish city of Wrocław, in the direction of Hirschberg, present-day Jelenia Góra, and the Sudeten mountains.
The treasure dubbed the ‘Gold of Breslau’ is imagined to consist of jewelry and valuables from the non-public collections of rich Germans who lived in the location and who handed their possessions to the SS to secure them from currently being looted by the advancing Crimson Army.
Shortly following, the path went lifeless and the gold was never ever viewed or listened to of again.
According to the Silesian Bridge Foundation, they received the diary (pictured) from a guy saying to be the son of a SS officer
The dig took position in the grounds of the 18th-century palace in the village of Minkowskie, Poland
In accordance to the Foundation, a letter composed by a senior SS officer to a single of the ladies who labored at the palace and who later grew to become his lover uncovered the treasure was buried in the palace.
The officer wrote: ‘My dear Inge, I will fulfil my assignment, with God’s will. Some transports had been successful.
‘The remaining 48 weighty Reichsbank’s chests and all the spouse and children chests I hereby entrust to you.
‘Only you know the place they are positioned. May perhaps God help you and enable me, fulfil my assignment.’
In November very last year, the historians who had been invited by the Silesian Bridge Foundation to ‘verify’ the diary said their preliminary conclusions ‘weren’t positive’.
Conversing to area media at the time, they reported: ’Our most significant locating is that the village of Minkowskie is not described in the ‘War Diary’.
‘This may be challenging for the Foundation, because it is the only position their excavation is effective are remaining carried out at this second.’
The historians who examined the paperwork have also questioned the authenticity of the letter.
They explained: ‘The corresponding files, like a single famous letter, do not seem incredibly ‘legit’ and are not a component of the ‘War Diary’, meaning there is not even one little bit of evidence that there is anything at all in Minkowskie.’
The Silesian Bridge Foundation responded stating: ‘Documents of that age and style go away a lot of home for interpretation, we are knowledgeable of that.
‘It is our perception that War Diary will usually protect itself.
‘We are incredibly confident about it which is why we welcomed your group and we are open up to other authorities as very well.
The specialists analyzing the letter and diary admitted that some of the individuals outlined did exist and that led credence to the statements.
But they then found a e-book revealed in Germany immediately after the war about escapees from the location which they say ‘contained the similar particulars which ended up then copied verbatim into the diary.’
In accordance to the historians, the passages in the diary were transcribed from accounts of German refugees who fled Decreased Silesia in 1945 which were being afterwards revealed in the 1960s in a book referred to as Die Flucht (The Flight).
“The result of our analysis unequivocally identifies the war diary as a fictional text developed lots of yrs following the war.”