Hitler’s Secret Nazi Military Base Discovered In The Arctic

Posted: Oct 24 2016, 1:46pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 24 2016, 10:20pm CDT , in Latest Science News


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Hitler’s Secret Nazi Military Base Discovered in Arctic
Courtesy of The Russian Arctic National Park/ Ruptly

Russian researchers have recently discovered a secret Nazi military base more than 70 years after its construction.

A secret Nazi military base has been discovered in the region of the Arctic.

Named ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter, the base is located in the remote Russian island Alexandra Land and was constructed in 1942 – a year after Adolf Hitler invaded the Russia.

The base was used during Second World War as a place to craft strategies for Nazi troop’s movements. It has been said that the staff on the base was forced to eat polar bear meat in 1944, when they almost ran out of the supplies. The meat was infected with roundworms and resulted in severe illness. Though, the staff was eventually rescued but the base had to stop its operation after the incident.

Russian researches have now rediscovered the Nazi base more than 70 years after its abandonment.

“Before it was only known from written sources, but now we also have real proof.” Evgeny Ermolov, a senior researcher at the Russian Arctic National Parks said in a statement. A German book titled “Wettertrupp Haudegen” hints on the existence of such a military but no one had found it until now.

Ermolov added “Now we can enter this data in the scientific revolution and referring to the evidence, to expand and clarify the idea of the German army operations in the Arctic region during the Second World War.”

According to Daily Mail, more than 500 relics have been recovered from the site, including ruins of bankers, rusted bullets, empty patrol canisters and paper documents.

“About 500 itmes 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.” Yulia Petrova, Russian Arctic National Press secretary said.

The artifacts will be sent back to Russia where they will be studied by researchers and may be displayed in public.

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