Five days before Germany surrendered to the Russian Army; an
SS-Bridgadefuhrer led ten men into the lobby of the Deutsche
Reichbank in Berlin and confronted the bank manager. The manager
could not comprehend the Bridgadefuhrer's irregular request when he
stated that his men were at the bank to remove the hundreds of gold
bars stacked in the vault. With a cocked pistol pressing against
his forehead, the manager saw no need to require the Bridgadefuhrer
to produce an official, signed order from a higher authority. Less
than three hours later, nearly $66 million in gold bullion was
lifted from the vaults and placed in five waiting military trucks,
it then vanished into the smoke and rubble of the decimated city.
The identities of the enlisted men were never ascertained. Because
of his collar and sleeve insignia on his battle smock, only the
Bridgadefuhrer's rank was certain. And because each gold bar bears
the stamped eagle and swastika of Nazi Germany, the heist-so
farfetched that it became an urban legend-is referred to as
"eagle's gold," and not a fleck has been recovered. Where the gold
was stashed has never been determined. Until now. . .
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