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Where did the Czech gold go at the end of the Second World War? Part 3 - Otto Skorzeny from 28.2.1945 to 20.5.

Where did the Czech gold go at the end of the Second World War? Part 3 - Otto Skorzeny from 28.2.1945 to 20.5.

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The period of Otto Skorzeny's career from the beginning of his career to the end of February is quite clear and transparent and does not seem to conceal any material facts. The period of three years, from 20 May 1945 to 27 July 1948, is also clear; he was in Allied prison camps. The 80 or so days between these dates, however, conceal many uncertainties. We shall try to deal with this phase in more detail and critically evaluate the information and testimony obtained.
Where did the Czech gold go at the end of the Second World War? Part 2 - Otto Skorzeny to 27.2. 1945

Where did the Czech gold go at the end of the Second World War? Part 2 - Otto Skorzeny to 27.2. 1945

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What we're putting together is a puzzle where we only have a few pieces, and even those are often not completely reliable. If we want to create a story or a picture that is close to reality, we have to fill in the missing pieces based on guesswork and knowledge of the mentality of the people involved. The key person here is Otto Skorzeny, but we must not forget Hitler, who apparently gave the orders that Skorzeny carried out...
Where did the Nazi gold go? The gold train in Poland

Where did the Nazi gold go? The gold train in Poland

burden
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It is generally known that the Nazis bought up huge amounts of valuables, art objects and especially gold in occupied Europe. They tried to take this loot to the safety of Germany during the retreat, or hid it in times of need. This created many treasures that are still being sought today. The problem with prospectors is that they usually lack critical thinking, focus on one (often dubious) piece of information that they believe, and fanatically embark on a search. One of these great and legendary Nazi treasures is the "Golden Train", which is thegold, art and valuables from the advancing Red Army from the city of Breslau (nowadays Wroclaw in Czech).
Dogs in SS units

Dogs in SS units

namor
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A very good friend of mine, nicknamed Hombré since childhood, was born at the end of the 1930s. He was a serious shooter from his youth, who was not afraid of anything and went headlong into every adventure. He was very fond of dogs and from childhood he was fascinated by large dogs in particular. When the Germans were marching back to the Reich in the spring of '45 after losing the war, a German unit stopped in our village. The people were still afraid of the Germans, so the hungry and exhausted soldiers got a dumpling there, a pancake elsewhere and some coffee...
DIVORCED MEZE - 70 years since the end of the first stage of collectivisation

DIVORCED MEZE - 70 years since the end of the first stage of collectivisation

namor
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A few days ago I was driving between Oslov and Vlastec in South Bohemia and my attention was drawn to a Stalinec crawler bulldozer standing by the roadside in a field. Looking behind it at the wide ploughed fields, the idea for an article on this topic flashed through my mind. My ancestors were farmers, my grandfather was a farmer and we still own a nice few acres of fields and meadows. Therefore, this topic is somehow close to my heart even though the consequences of this action were fatal.The ploughing up of meadows and copses is nowadays often associated with landscape ecology, and this intervention in the Czech landscape was clearly a serious intervention and it changed and irreversibly damaged the Czech landscape.
The Battle of the Bulge in the light of new knowledge thanks to modern technology

The Battle of the Bulge in the light of new knowledge thanks to modern technology

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Archaeologists have explored part of the Second World War battlefield in the Ardennes with the help of a drone equipped with a high-resolution lidar device. Thanks to laser imagery, the site, now covered by dense vegetation, has revealed almost 1,000 previously unknown features and for the first time ever, experts were able to study the site comprehensively...

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