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Old 04-29-2021, 12:28 AM
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Default The Gold of Breslau

An adventure idea for western Poland.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/147867...alace-brothel/
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Interesting idea. Doubt they'll actually find anything IRL though.
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Interesting idea. Doubt they'll actually find anything IRL though.
I agree another Al Capone's vault still think fictionalized it would make a good adventure or basis for a module.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:51 AM
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After the Nazi train in the tunnel failed to deliver, I suppose they have to dig elsewhere!
It certainly makes for an interesting scenario. In a T2k setting, who knows what might actually be there?
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Mpipes wrote up an adventure starter about a Nazi treasure train in Poland for the first Rad Zone contest. Scroll down a bit and you'll see it.

https://forum.juhlin.com/showthread....light=rad+zone

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We had a similar treasure trove that was in the 3rd fanzine - i.e. the first RAD Zone writing winner - The Treasure Mine by Malcolm Pipes
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We had a similar treasure trove that was in the 3rd fanzine - i.e. the first RAD Zone writing winner - The Treasure Mine by Malcolm Pipes
S what your telling me, is download and read the fanzine. Gotcha LOL
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S what your telling me, is download and read the fanzine. Gotcha LOL
Actually you can read it here too - Raellus put the link up to where it was posted here

Thank you Raellus
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No problem. I would have referred people to the fanzine, but I forgot MPipes' piece was in there.

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I personally think the Nazis buried a lot of things as the Allies closed in.

Another treasure that is known to be out there are the silver SS Rings that all SS officers received. Each SS officer's ring was returned to Germany and enshrined in a castle (the name escapes me right now) upon their death. One of the last things Himmler did before fleeing was to have the rings moved into a cave (or maybe mine) and seal the entrance.

Those rings were rather large probably weighing at least an ounce or more. And there were THOUSANDS of them hidden and blown up (the Russian Front was a meat grinder after all).

There is still a lot of looted artwork missing. While many think it was all destroyed, I personally think most of it is buried in a mine someplace, hence my adventure.

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An interesting read is Nazi Gold, by Sayer and Botting. This focuses not on one specific hoard, but many smaller (but still very large) ones. It starts with the Berlin banks sending their reserves away from the Allied bombing and Russian advance. Much is sent to the Merkers mine, where at the time the Americans uncovered over $300m of loot, which a later valuation put at $238m in bullion alone. This was made up of bars, coins and plates looted from all over Europe; the gold and silver plates and goblets had been roughly flattened to save space. Much of the bullion came from occupied Europe, and there were bundles of foreign currency as well. Then there were the works of art (400 tons of artworks) and other precious items (statues, gems and jewellery). Less pleasant was the discovery of large numbers of gold teeth fillings and dental bridges gathered from the concentration camp victims. From there the story follows the trail of this treasure as it is moved about the shrinking German territory. Despite German efficiency in record keeping, it is still not really known how much was moved, or to where. The occupying Americans set investigators to track it down. On the way various caches are found, others are stolen, and there are corrupt military government officials, black marketeers’ and loyal German officers trying to save the money to rebuild their country. The investigating officers are thwarted not just by the Germans but also by their own commanders. German Mountain Troops constructed logged bunkers where they hid gold and currency, along with small arms, whilst some civilians had small stashes buried in their gardens. Whilst none of the recovered caches are individually as huge as the Polish one is rumoured to be, they are still worth millions each. Estimates in 1945 suggested $432m worth was unaccounted for. Whilst the paper currency may not have survived if not well protected, the gold and other precious metals and gems would, and their value today would be enormous. In Kelly’s Heroes, they ‘liberate’ gold worth £12m; apparently today that would be worth 35 times that.
In a T2k setting, it could possibly form the basis of a mini campaign. Players hear of a small stash, uncover it and find clues to more somewhere in the area. Of course they might not be the only team looking.
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Each SS officer's ring was returned to Germany and enshrined in a castle (the name escapes me right now) upon there death.
I suspect it would probably be Wewelsburg Castle. It was a fairly prominent SS site that also frequently pops up when it comes to subjects like Nazi research into the occult and such like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wewelsburg
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