Israeli looking in Germany’s Stolpsee Lake for Nazi looted Jewish goldBy Mason White 3:40 PM February 20, 2013
By: Shifra Unger
A man is on a mission to find millions of dollars worth in gold believed to have been dumped in a German lake by the Nazis during World War Two, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.
The Israeli investigative journalist has launched a search for almost half a ton of Jewish-owned gold and platinum believed to have been stolen by the Nazis and thrown in a remote lake north of Berlin, during the last days of World War Two.
Yaron Svoray, which is also an anti-Nazi activist, announced that he has begun a new attempt to find the stolen gold using sophisticated sonar equipment, following a series of previous failed bids.
“This is a treasure that belongs to the people. It’s time to get some justice,” he told a German newspaper.
The lost gold and platinum is believed to be locked in 18 boxes located on the bottom of Lake Stolpsee in East Germany.
In 1981, the Stasi, the hated communist secret police, used an army of dredging barges in the 40 feet deep lake, but found nothing.
According to some reports, the boxes contain 350 kg of gold and 100 kilos of platinum bars that were stolen from prisoners in the Ravensbruck concentration camp, near Stolpsee.
Another report claimed that the precious metals were seized during the pogrom of Kristallnacht, where countless Jewish businesses were looted by the Nazis in November 1938.