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Nazi Gold Train: The biggest discovery of the 21st century?

Underground galleries, part of Nazi Germany "Riese" construction project, are pictured under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the "Nazi gold train" is supposedly hidden underground, on August 28, 2015 in Walbrzych, Poland.

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Last week, news of a "Nazi gold train" broke from Poland’s deputy culture minister, Piotr Żuchowski.

Images had been found of the train near the 4km stretch of railway near the country’s Wrocław-Wałbrzych line. It may carry art, along with jewels and gold that were rumored to have been stolen during the Nazi flee from Russia’s Red Army in World War II.

The train, depicted in the 2014 film "Monuments Men,” could be the biggest discovery of the century.

Robert Edsel, author of  "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves," which was adapted for the film, weighs in on the significance of the potential find of the historical treasure.

What’s the significance of the so-called “Nazi gold train”? Could this be the Titanic discovery of the 21st century? 


Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves; He is founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art.