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Radar shows alleged Nazi gold train: Polish official

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Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski spoke to reporters Friday, saying radar shows what is believed to be a Nazi gold train buried near a castle.

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A railway track on the Wroclaw-Walbrzych track in Poland, where ground-penetrating radar shows what is believed to be a buried Nazi train, officials said.

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A death bed confession led Polish officials to the location of a rumored Nazi gold train and radar images show armored cars buried in the country’s southwest region, a government official said Friday.

“I am more than 99% certain that this train exists,” said Poland’s deputy culture minister, Piotr Zuchowski, at a press conference Friday.

The legendary train, which has been missing in Poland since World War II, is believed to be full of pilfered gold, jewels, artwork and weapons.

The Nazi train, according to local legend, was driven into a tunnel near a medieval castle near the German city of Breslau, which is now Wroclaw, Poland. The Red Army was approaching and the Allies were bombing the region in the last days of the European war.

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The Ksiaz castle, underneath which the ‘Nazi gold train’ could be hidden, according to Polish treasure hunters.

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Polish officials warned treasure hunters that the ‘Nazi gold train’ allegedly discovered is probably booby-trapped. 

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During the war, Germany built a series of tunnels in the mountainous region. Recently, a Pole and a German told authorities they had discovered the Nazi train and demanded a reward for their information.

Zuchowski  told reporters in Warsaw Friday the train was an “exceptional” find and was more than 100 yards long.

“We will be 100% sure only when we find the train,” he said.

Regional authorities will oversee the search, using military experts, in an operation that is expected to take weeks.

Officials have already warned treasure seekers to stay away because the underground area aound the train is likely full of land mines.

The death bed confession came from a man who helped drive the train into the tunnel 70 years ago, Zuchowski said. The dying man drew a map showing the location of the train. No further information about the man was given.

A U.S. soldier inspects thousands of gold wedding bands taken from jews by the Nazis and stashed in the Heilbron Salt Mines May 3, 1945 in Germany. The treasures were uncovered by allied forces after the defeat of Nazi Germany.National Archives/Getty Images

A U.S. soldier inspects thousands of gold wedding bands taken from jews by the Nazis and stashed in the Heilbron Salt Mines May 3, 1945 in Germany. The treasures were uncovered by allied forces after the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Men from finance corps of the 3rd American Army and a Reichsbank civil servant taking a look at the bags containing French, Norwegian, American, English, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese currencies in a salt mine near Moeckers on the South-West of Gotha.

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