Nazi diary may reveal secret location of World War II treasure worth billions

A diary that was in the possession of a secret society for decades after the end of World War II may contain a map detailing the location of more than 30 tons (28 metric tons) of gold that was hidden by the Nazis.

Written 75 years ago by a Waffen Schutzstaffel (S.S.) officer using the pseudonym “Michaelis,” this journal outlined Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler’s plans to hide stolen European riches, artifacts and priceless works of art, according to Polish news site The First News (TFN).

The undated file photo shows German Nazi party official and head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler.at unknown location in Germany.

The diary listed 11 sites where Nazis concealed looted gold, jewels, priceless paintings and religious objects. One location that it names is an abandoned well that extends nearly 200 feet (60 meters) underground, beneath the 16th-century Hochberg Palace in the village of Roztoka, in southwestern Poland. The gold at the bottom of the well is thought to have come from the Reichsbank in the Polish town of Breslau (now Wrocław) and is estimated to be worth billions of euros, TFN reported on May 26.

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