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Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold
Spiegel Online ^ | 20 Sept 2013 | Björn Hengst and Benjamin Dürr

Posted on 09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by Theoria

After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score.

Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves.

Authorities granted permission for the undertaking in "a bid for clarity," and before too long, the story was making headlines in local papers. "The Hunt for Nazi Gold," the Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt called it.

Residents' reactions range from annoyed to amused. "I've never seen anything like it," says one. "I can't wait to see what they find down there," says another.

Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald's roads -- gold or diamonds, at the very least.

The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress -- a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: bavaria; code; epigraphyandlanguage; germany; godsgravesglyphs; gold; heinrichhimmler; leongiesen; mittenwald; nazi; thenetherlands; treasure; worldwareleven; ww2

1 posted on 09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: SunkenCiv

Nazi, code, gold, music?...all the good stuff.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 10:15:20 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

I just know this is going to be on my grandfather’s property.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 10:24:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Theoria

There’s a musical in there somewhere. Paging Mel Brooks...


4 posted on 09/24/2013 10:26:48 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Theoria; Revolting cat!; SunkenCiv
The hills are alive with the sounds of NAZI Solid Gold.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 10:29:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Theoria

Under a giant “W?”


6 posted on 09/24/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Theoria


Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeere is the gooooooold? Look around Yooou!
7 posted on 09/24/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Yo-Yo

8 posted on 09/24/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by abb
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To: Theoria

Geraldo Rivera pick up the white phone...


9 posted on 09/24/2013 11:12:40 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: abb

They just don’t make movies like that anymore.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 11:15:04 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Theoria
One night several years ago, I had a dream in which it was revealed that the lyrics of Carole King's It Might As Well Rain Until September were actually a code describing a secret intercontinental ballistic missile base located in South El Monte, Calif., somewhere between Rosemead Blvd. and Durfee Ave.
12 posted on 09/24/2013 11:49:54 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Theoria

Paging Neil Caffrey.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Theoria

Is this the plot of a comic book being made into the screenplay of a movie to be released for the Christmas film crowd?


14 posted on 09/24/2013 3:17:33 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Fiji Hill

One night several years ago, I had a dream in which it was revealed that the lyrics of Carole King’s It Might As Well Rain Until September were actually a code describing a secret intercontinental ballistic missile base located in South El Monte, Calif., somewhere between Rosemead Blvd. and Durfee Ave.


Ah, Durfee Avenue. For years I always wondered why there is a Durfee Avenue in El Monte and a Durfee Avenue in Pico Rivera, until I found www.historicaerials.com and was able to see aerial photos from the 1940s. Before the Whittier Narrows Dam was built, Durfee Avenue went all the way through! I can rest easily now.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 3:21:52 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (Z)
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To: Theoria; a fool in paradise; Army Air Corps; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; ...

Thanks Theoria, a fool in paradise, and Army Air Corps.

16 posted on 09/24/2013 6:37:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Theoria

The Nazis have furnished thriller villains for fiction writers for over half a century.

With all the villains dead they can turn now to buried treasures and secret technologies in partnership with aliens.

Oh, wait, that’s already been done on the History channel.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 11:07:00 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: Fiji Hill

That is the sort of dream my daughter has. Much more lucid than mine and with interesting plots.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 5:42:37 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Theoria
I watched The Lady Disappears, a Hitchcock movie, on TCM Sunday. I had never seen it before. It has some of those same elements. No gold, but spies and a train.
19 posted on 09/25/2013 5:46:31 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: SunkenCiv
One of the reasons Ike turned away from Berlin and headed south was to take on the rumored National Redoubt, but the Nazis never implemented the strategy. It was one of the greatest intelligence failures of the War. Indeed, when Goebbels realized Allied intelligence was obsessing about a Nazi Redoubt in Bavaria he began a disinformation campaign aimed at giving them "proof," in the form of disinformation planted with soldiers who might become prisoners, plans, diagrams, etc. Ironically, the lack of Ultra intelligence convinced Allied commanders of the truth of the story because Hitler had kept the Ardennes offensive off Ultra by prohibiting any radio traffic about it.

That said, in the last days of the war there was a massive movement of government units, troops and loot into Southern Bavaria to avoid the Red Army. When American troops began to penetrate the region they found hundreds of thousands of German troops but hardly any organized into effective units. This location is right on the Austrian border which in May 1945 was between Americans advancing from the north and the Allied Italian army, which had just penetrated the Brenner Pass and was advancing on Salzburg. The conditions were right for stashing loot in advance of the American arrival.

It will be interesting to see if they find anything.

20 posted on 09/25/2013 4:20:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Thanks ct.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 2:52:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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