German Nazi Gold (WTF is in this picture?)

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#1 Sat, May 19, 2012 - 11:26am
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German Nazi Gold (WTF is in this picture?)

I was on the Atlantic's website and found this intriguing photo:

with this caption:

A U.S. soldier examines a solid gold statue, part of Hermann Goering's private loot, found by the 7th U.S. Army in a mountainside cave near Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, on May 25, 1945. The secret cave, the second found to date, also contained stolen priceless paintings from all over Europe. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

So, like where's this gold gone to? There's a heck of a story here and how come it's not discussed? Is this loot now melted into something else? Does anyone here know?

Edited by: Strongsidejedi on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:30am
Tue, May 22, 2012 - 10:29am
Kid Salami
Joined: Jun 14, 2011

Very interesting and long

Very interesting and long story about what happened to the gold in WW2, which if you don't know it is worth a read. I'm not sure how true it is though.

And this gold pops up as a thread in a (admittedly far fetched) 911 story. Very odd.

"Lansdale briefed Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy about the findings, and a U.S. Cabinet-level decision was made to confiscate the gold and cover-up its discovery. The gold would be added to the Black Eagle Trust fund which took its name from the Nazi Black Eagle stamped on the gold bars confiscated from the Reich and was the original source of funding for the trust. Over the years, the significance of the Nazi gold would pale in comparison to the confiscated Japanese treasure. As the fund grew, it was distributed in private accounts across the globe in over 100 banks, and administered by General Earle Cocke."