Moscow, 24 October 2016: Scientists discovered the German dictator, Adolf Hitler’s secret Nazi base, located 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole.
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The mysterious site is known as ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ on Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle had remained unknown for decades.
According to PTI, “Researchers exploring the isolated island, which is now a Russian Territory, stumbled upon over 500 relics, including the ruins of bunkers, discarded petrol canisters, and even paper documents – preserved by the island’s freezing climate.”
It is believed to have been built up in 1942 on direct orders from Hitler, a year after his invasion of Russia.
“It was in service from 1943, before being abandoned in July 1944 when its crew was poisoned after being forced to eat raw polar bear meat infected with roundworms while running low on supplies,” the ‘Daily Express’ reported.
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A senior researcher at the Russian Arctic National Park, Evgeny Ermolov said, “Before it was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof.”
Researchers have found scraps of tents, bullets, and personal items such as shoes, and they appear to be dated and marked with the swastika.
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National Park press secretary Yulia Petrova said, “About 500 items of historical value have been collected on the grounds of the former Treasure Hunter German station that operated on the Alexandra Land island of Franz Josef Land from September 1943 until July 1944.”
– prepared by NewsGram team with PTI inputs