나찌가 지하에 숨겨논 사라진 황금열차에 표토르 대제의 호박방이..Nazi gold train could contain ornate £250m 'Amber Room' given to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia(VIDEO)

Nazi gold train could contain ornate £250m 'Amber Room' given to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia - and missing since it was looted during WWII 

나찌가 지하에 숨겨논 사라진 황금열차에 표토르 대제의 호박방이..



Author Tom Bower hopes the Amber Room is concealed within the train 

The room, made of amber, gold and precious jewels, was stolen in 1941 

The Germans took it to one of their castles, in what was then East Prussia 

Disappeared when Red Army marched on city, and hasn't be heard of again


Journey: It would have had to have travelled the whole way across Poland to reach the town

Journey: It would have had to have travelled the whole way across Poland to reach the town




   나찌가 지하에 숨겨논 사라진 황금열차에는 프러시아 왕인 표트르 대제의  4억불 짜리 화려한 귀금속으로 치장된 호박방(Amber Room)이 함께 있을 수 있다는 의견들이 분분하다.


저널리스트 톰 바우어는 독일군에 의해 강탈된 이 호박방이 기차안에 있기를 바란다고 말했다.


상트 페테스부르크의 캐서린궁전에 있던 이 호박방은 1716년 프로시아왕이 표토르 대제에게 선물로 준 것인데 호박과 황금 보석 등로 치장되어 있었으며 1941년 독일군에 의해 강탈 당했다.


나찌 독일은 그곳의 성들 중 한 곳으로 그 보물들을 가져갔는데 그곳이  과거 서프러시아 영토였던 폴란드의 바우브지흐라는 얘기다.


독일군이 망해갈 무렵 소련 붉은 군대가 이 도시에 입성했을 때는 이미 보물들은 사라진 후 였으며 이후 다시는 그것에 대한 소식을 알지 못했다.


현재 폴란드의 바우브지흐는 나찌의 황금열차의 존재와 위치가 확인됐다는 소식을 전해들은 보물 탐사자들로 온통 들떠있다.


독일군은 폭격을 피해 군수물품을 수송하기 위해 바우브지흐 지하에 미로처럼 건설한 땅굴 가운데 하나에 열차를 숨기고 입구를 봉인했다


열차에 접근하는 통로에 지뢰나 폭발물 같은 부비트랩을 설치했을 수 있기 때문이다. 열차에 화학무기가 있을 수 있다고 경고하는 역사학자도 있다. 


주코프스키 차관은 "열차에서 고가 물품이 발견되면 제보자 두 명은 10% 보상을 받을 것"이라며 "물론 고가 물품은 원래 소유자에게 돌려줄 예정"이라고 말했다.

 

전문가들은 나치 황금열차를 완전히 발굴하려면 수개월이 걸릴 것으로 내다보고 있다

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The Nazi gold train could contain an ornate room crafted out of amber, gold and precious jewels which has been missing since it was looted during World War Two, it has been claimed.


Journalist Tom Bower, who wrote Nazi Gold: the Full Story of the Fifty-Year Swiss-Nazi Conspiracy to Steal, has said he believes there is a high likelihood the hidden locomotive is filled with art and precious jewels, rather than bars of gold.


But what he really hopes to find in the train discovered abandoned in a tunnel underneath a Polish mountain is the Amber Room, stolen from the Catherine Palace, near St Petersburg, in about 1941.


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Gift: The Amber Room (pictured in 1932) was a gift to Peter the Great from the King of Prussia in 1716

Gift: The Amber Room (pictured in 1932) was a gift to Peter the Great from the King of Prussia in 1716

Splendour: It was put into the Catherine Palace, near St Petersburg, where it remained until the Nazis looted the grand residence in 1941, dismantling the room and taking it back to one of their castles

Splendour: It was put into the Catherine Palace, near St Petersburg, where it remained until the Nazis looted the grand residence in 1941, dismantling the room and taking it back to one of their castles


Speaking to Sky News, Mr Bower said: 'If it is an art train, there will be paintings, there will be perhaps diamonds, there will be rubies and precious stones and also, the one thing that's always been missing, the Amber Room.  


'I think it is far more exciting to think perhaps that is in the train.'

The Nazis dismantled the room - thought to be worth about £250million - when they arrived at the Russian palace in October 1941.


The Russians had tried to conceal the grand room, a gift to Peter the Great by the King of Prussia in 1716, by covering it in wallpaper, but their plan was foiled.


The room was then taken by the Germans by rail to Koenigsberg Castle, in what was then East Prussia. Now, the castle is found in the city of Kaliningrad. 


But it disappeared In January 1945, after air raids and a savage ground assault on the city.

While some claimed it had been destroyed in the raids, others reported seeing 40 wagons moving away from the castle under a cloak of secrecy after the city fell to the Red Army.


Disappeared: But the room was never seen again after 1945, and some suspect it was whisked away by the Nazis as the Red Army marched on East Prussia (pictured: the replica Amber Room)

Disappeared: But the room was never seen again after 1945, and some suspect it was whisked away by the Nazis as the Red Army marched on East Prussia (pictured: the replica Amber Room)


HOW AN AMBER CABINET BECAME THE AMBER ROOM 

The Amber Room was originally just a cabinet, given as a gift to Peter the Great

The Amber Room was originally just a cabinet, given as a gift to Peter the Great

The Amber Room was originally supposed to have been an amber cabinet, a gift from Friedrich-Wilhelm I of Prussia to Peter the Great, who admired the work on a visit to his castle in 1716.

But instead of a cabinet, it was decided to use the panels as wall coverings, surrounding them with gilded carving, mirrors and yet more amber panels.

In total, the room used 450kg of amber, and was finally completed in 1770. 

The room was so fragile it had a permanent caretaker, and when the Russians tried to hide the crumbling walls behind wallpaper.

But the Nazis knew what was behind the mundane covering, and went about dismantling the room - a process which took 36 hours. 

They believed, as a Prussian gift, it belonged to them.

But the room, taken back to the castle where it had originally been created for Friedrich-Wilhelm, was never seen again after 1945.

Some claimed it had been destroyed in the bombings, but others say the panels were spirited away by the Nazis keen to keep hold of their loot.

But the Russians weren't willing to give up on this crowning glory, and began a replica in 1982. 

It took more than 20 years and cost more than $12million, but visitors to the Catherine Palace, near St Petersburg, can now see the grand room for themselves.

Sources: Catherine Palace and the Smithsonian 

Found?: Journalist Tom Bower believes the room could be on board a train found hidden in a tunnel (like this one) near the city of Walbrzych, in Poland

Found?: Journalist Tom Bower believes the room could be on board a train found hidden in a tunnel (like this one) near the city of Walbrzych, in Poland



To Mr Bower, it is entirely possible the train may have made the almost 400-mile journey across Poland to Walbrzych, on the border with the Czech Republic. 


'As the Russians advanced and the Allies came in from the west, there was a huge movement as the Germans sought to keep it for themselves,' he explained.


Initially taken with a grain of salt, the story has gained credibility after a culture ministry official said he saw a ground-penetrating radar image of the alleged train on which he could make out platforms and cannons.


'I'm more than 99 percent sure such a train exists, but the nature of its contents is unverifiable at the moment,' Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said Friday.


THE NAZI GOLD TRAIN AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER EFFECT

Poland's very own Loch Ness Monster has catapulted Walbrzych into the public eye, with swarms of treasure-hunters and foreign television crews showing up at what is known as 'kilometre 65' of the Wroclaw-Walbrzych train track. 

The train's exact location was supposed to be kept under wraps but curious onlookers can already be seen loitering around where X marks the spot.

Most joke about finding gold bars but one young couple with two children say they live nearby and are worried their house may be in danger if the tunnel is found to be booby-trapped as is suspected and explodes.

No such concerns at the nearby Ksiaz Castle, once known as Furstenstein, whose only source of revenue is tourism. It will be swarming with crowds if the train proves to be real.

The Ksiaz castle under which the 'Nazi gold train' is supposedly hidden is going to start selling t-shirts

The Ksiaz castle under which the 'Nazi gold train' is supposedly hidden is going to start selling t-shirts

'I don't have any concrete evidence to show the train exists, but reliable sources have confirmed it to me and I would love for it to be true,' said Ksiaz castle manager Krzysztof Urbanski.

The massive 400-room castle 'is already reaping the benefits of a kind of Loch Ness Monster effect,' he added.

'No one's seen the monster but that doesn't stop it from attracting people.'

Ever the effective administrator, he is already preparing promotional material: starting next week tourists will be able to buy 'Gold Train' T-shirts.

The castle is equipped with some of the underground Nazi passages - which perhaps still have a secret or two to reveal.

'We found a document detailing the amount of building material brought here for the facilities meant to welcome the Fuhrer,' said Urbanski.

'But according to experts, only about half of that material is found in the parts of the castle that we known of.'

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