Lost Nazi Art Treasures
In the early days of World War Two the famed Amber Room in the Winter Palace at Tzarskoje Selo, Russia was dismantled and spirited away by the Nazis. For a brief time the often-called “Eight Wonder of the World” was on display at the Konigsberg Museum. The panels of amber, many of them embedded with precious jewels, were packed into crates for transport and have never been seen again. Despite rumors that the Room was burned in a bombing, buried in a silver mine near Berlin or sunk in the Baltic Sea, it remains hidden – but not forgotten. From the Stazi police to regular citizens, it ranks high on the lists of treasure hunters around the world as a mystery that must be solved, a prize that must be found.