Nazi gold: Violin maker claims to have found location of Hitler’s £50m stash after cracking code
By Don Mackay
Dutchman Cyril Whistler has spent two years studying a sheet of wartime music which is said to be musical map of the lost haul
Nazi gold: Cyril Whistler claims to have cracked secret code pinpointing exact spot where Hitler’s treasure lies buried
A violin maker believes he has located a £50million stash of Nazi gold and diamonds after cracking a code hidden in a sheet of wartime music.
Cyril Whistler has spent the past two years studying the score of Gottfried Federlein’s Marsch-Impromptu.
It is said to be a musical map to the lost haul, with clues and typed comments from Hitler’s secretary Martin Bormann marking the hiding place of Tears of the Wolf.
Wolf was Hitler’s nickname among his inner circle, with tears referring to his diamonds.
And the Dutchman says the loot lies buried behind the barbed wire of a German army depot in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald.
Dutch filmmaker Leon Giesen has made three excavations around the town. But Mr Whistler believes he now has the spot “to the centimetre”.
He said: “I studied the score which, at first glance, is an unappealing piece of sheet music with typed annotations and runes. I couldn’t see a connection between Nazi treasure and Mittenwald.
“Leon Giesen concluded that the runes were added as a distraction. To me, however, it seemed the signs and typed letters were there for a reason after all.
“I soon discovered a typical number… that returns over and over again, between the bars as well as encrypted throughout the score. The more I studied the piece, the more I discovered. The letters, the number and the signs reveal a route.”
Musical map: The music score containing secret code
He added: “I am sure beyond reasonable doubt to have found the exact location which the score leads to.”
Mr Whistler, from Arnhem, Netherlands, has now presented his findings to Mittenwald’s mayor Adolf Hornsteiner and Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, but has no interest in hunting for the treasure at the off-bounds site.
A spokeswoman from Germany’s armed forces said: “This property is a military area. Access to, and archaeological excavations in, military security areas require official approval by the Bundeswehr. So far we have received no requests.”
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