Tonnes of gold stolen and hoarded by the Nazis during WW2 has been hidden under a 16th-century palace in Poland, a diary belonging to an SS officer claims.
The journal entry, written by an SS officer known only by his pseudonym “Michaelis”, outlined plans by high-up Nazi Heinrich Himmler to steal artefacts, riches and artworks.
Inside the diary a list of 11 sites where Nazis reportedly looted gold, jewels, priceless paintings and religious objects were listed.
One of the locations is Hochberg Palace in southwestern Poland and it is said to have a huge stash of gold in a well beneath the palace.
The gold is believed to have come from the Reichsbank in the town of modern-day Wroclaw.
It is also estimated to be worth billions of Euros, Poland’s The First News (TFN) reported.
“Michaelis’s” diary was kept secret for decades and hidden away in the town of Quedlinburg, Germany after it came into the hands of a local Masonic lodge.
But, last year, the lodge passed the diary to a Polish group called the Silesian Bridge.
The foundation announced the it had received the journal from German “partners” as “an apology for World War II”.
Other documents that were handed over suggest once the Nazis got their hands on the riches that they murdered witnesses and dumped them inside the well at Hochberg Palace.
They then reportedly used explosives to seal the entrance.
Poland’s Ministry of Culture has dated the diary to have been written around the time of WW2.
But, they have yet to confirm its authenticity, TFN reported.
It comes after a bunker where conspiracy theorists believe Nazi leader Adolf Hitler fled to was found in Argentina.
The underground bunker Adolf Hitler fled to after “surviving” World War 2 may have been found in Argentina, believers in an outlandish conspiracy have claimed in a documentary.
For years, conspiracy theorists have claimed the Nazi leader managed to escape from Berlin at the end of WW2.
The outlandish theory was further fuelled in 2016 when the FBI released files of so-called “sightings” of Hitler, including some from Argentina.