Poland’s deputy culture minister says radar has discovered images of a train after dying man’s directions led officials to the potential site.
A deathbed confession may have revealed the location of a Nazi train rumoured to have been carrying gold, which has been missing in Poland since the second world war.
Calling it an exceptional find Zuchowski said the fact that the train appeared to be armoured indicated that it might be carrying valuable cargo. A deathbed confession from an unnamed man had led officials to the site he added.
Zuchowski said the dying man was involved in the operation to hide the train 70 years ago. ‘I am more than 99% certain that this train exists’ he told a press conference on Friday.
The German train – which may contain up to 300 tonnes of gold jewels and weapons as well as valuable art – has long been rumoured to have gone missing when the Nazis were fleeing Russia’s Red Army.