The location of 28 tonnes of Nazi-era gold hidden by the Waffen SS in the dying days of World War Two has been pinpointed to an aristocratic palace in Lower Silesia.
The 13 lessons from the Auschwitz Museum are presented in both English and Polish and describe the fate of the 150,000 Poles in detail using text, photographs, prisoners records, mug shots, transport lists, site plans, quotes, prisoner art work and charts.
The reconstruction at the site of the Nazi leader’s Wolf’s Lair HQ, used archive documents, photographs, witness testimony and the knowledge of local guides to recreate the room as it was in July 1944.
The gold worth billions of euros as well as other valuables are said to be 60 metres underground at the bottom of a disused well in the grounds of the Hochberg Palace in Roztoka, near Wałbrzych. The claim comes from a 75-year-old diary which describes the operation to hide treasure controlled by SS chief Heinrich Himmler.
Over 1,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in an area on the outskirts of the town of Chojnice in north Poland by Hitler’s executioners who later burned the bodies in ditches.
Audacious and courageous Niuta Tajtelbaum would use her good looks to bypass guards in order to carry out her deadly work.
The pictures provide invaluable evidence on life in a camp that went largely un-photographed.
Appearing in a new two-part documentary to be screened on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the extermination camp’s liberation, Auschwitz Untold in Colour aims to bring the horrors of the Holocaust to contemporary audiences “so that we never ever forget the atrocities of the past.”
In marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we take a look at the only concentration camp in German-occupied Poland which was purely for the incarceration of Polish children.
The stamps were hidden at the end of the war by Major Rudolph Wahlmann, a passionate philatelist. The filmmakers said they lied to locals as “we didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid that it might end up like the Golden Train in Wałbrzych,” referring to the intense media interest in the search for a train supposedly containing wartime stolen art and gold.