Treasure Hunters Zero In On $62 Billion of Lost Nazi Loot

Josef Mužík in Štěchovice.
Josef Mužík in Štěchovice.
(Photo: Montan Lord Walder via Facebook)

The Daily Mail reports that a pair of treasure hunters claim they are near to recovering $62 billion in Nazi loot left behind by Hilter's forces as they fled a Czech town in 1945.  

In Štěchovice, about 20 miles from Prague, Josef Mužík and his partner have been on a decades-long search for diamonds, gold and valuable paintings that fleeing German forces supposedly left behind.

The sleuths say that the archives of Nazi General Emil Klein show he had ordered some 540 chests filled with gold, gemstones, paintings, and documents from the Berlin Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute - a German scientific and medical foundation. Such a trove has yet to be recovered.

The pair wants to crowdfund the pricey search and excavations.

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