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Rommel's Treasure? - 7/24/2012 12:04:23 AM   
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First its Yamashita's Gold..now it seems that Rommel had a treasure too? Where did he get the gold?

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RE: Rommel's Treasure? - 7/24/2012 12:36:33 AM   
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First its Yamashita's Gold..now it seems that Rommel had a treasure too? Where did he get the gold?
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RE: Rommel's Treasure? - 7/24/2012 7:47:40 PM   
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Well you don't think they just left all the loot they found while digging for the Ark around Cairo do you?

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RE: Rommel's Treasure? - 7/25/2012 12:21:22 AM   
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Rommel's gold is an old story with several different "origins". It started shortly after WW2 - earliest time period seems to be around 1951 or 1952.

The two primary stories center on:

1) One of Hilter's chief executioners was sent to North Africa - specifically Tunisa - to eradicated "undesirables". While carrying out these orders, he looted the areas and shipped it back to Europe when the Germans lost and were being pushed back. The ship carrying the treasure (various names but not documented) was sunk near Corisia to prevent if from falling into Allied hands- or sometimes a different place. Sometimes its reported the ship was sunk by a British sub. Take your pick.

2) A group of 4 (or sometimes six or eight) SS members buried 4 (or 6 or 8) large cases in caves on Corisia. The SS party was captured by the Allies, most of the party executed as they refused to identify thier mission, and one or two survived and either told the Allies or began searching for it after the war. The treasure was gathered by looting parts of Africa.

At least one movie and maybe six books have been written about this treasure. One treasure hunter claims to have found it but hasn't produce anything to back his claims.

As far as is known, NO historical evidence has ever been produced to show that this treasure exists.

Just as an FYI - most major German generals have some "lost gold" story. And most of the treasures never existed. But a few do - or have - and Germany looted vast amounts of items from Europe - both Western and Eastern - and a lot has never been recovered.

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