Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Treasure hunters are flocking to a tiny town in the Netherlands to search for treasure looted by the Nazis


A hand-drawn map with a red letter X purportedly showing the location of a buried stash of precious jewelry looted by Nazis from a blown-up bank vault has sparked a modern-day treasure hunt in a tiny Dutch village more than three quarters of a century later.


The treasure hunt began this year when the Dutch National Archive published — as it does every January — thousands of documents for historians to pore over.


Buren, the municipality Ommeren falls under, published a statement on its website pointing out that a ban on metal detection is in place for the municipality and warned that the area was a World War II front line.

“Searching there is dangerous because of possible unexploded bombs, land mines and shells”

*Previously: This astronaut found sunken treasure from space and kept it secret until his deathbed