It’s the sound of pure evil.
A Dutch film-maker believes the location of secret Nazi gold is hidden in a sheet of music. Leon Giesen has already staged three excavations in a Bavarian town, believing he has cracked the old code behind Gottfried Federlein’s Marsch-Impromptu.
The theory was born after a Dutch writer noticed hand-drawn scribbles and strange annotations left on the paper by Hitler’s aide, Martin Bormann. Karl Hammer Kaatee argued that as World War II was ending, Bormann used the music to secretly convey the location of a buried fortune known as ‘tears of the wolf’ – Hitler’s personal collection of diamonds.
The document was apparently intended to reach a Nazi party accountant, but he was arrested before it arrived.
So why Bavaria? In 1944, as the war shifted in the Allies’ favor, the Nazis planned to construct an Alpine Fortress in that region where they would continue fighting. Additionally, when much Germany’s stolen goods were handed over to their opposition in that area, many gold bars and sacks of money were never recovered.
Giesen also believes the sheet music itself may contain a concealed diagram of the city’s train tracks.
Or it’s really just a song – who knows.
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