Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot | Atlas Obscura

Liberty monoplane over New York City on first leg of its flight to Denmark, with Otto Hillig, photographer, and Capt. Hoérüs, pilot. (Photo: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection)

An amateur pilot halted Nazi saboteurs during WWII, but did he then steal their war chest of cash?

Source: Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot | Atlas Obscura

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6 thoughts on “Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot | Atlas Obscura

  1. Very, very interesting, to say the least! With husband’s family visiting the Catskills and my father one of the FBI agents who captured the Germans from the U boat, this was a wonderful read. History is the best. I hope I live to read that the money was discovered. -Jennie-

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  2. Looking at the castle folly built by Hillig, I would imagine that he must have spent his loot on that. The rest of the story sounds like something of a publicity stunt, though I can’t imagine where he got the money for aircraft and castles from a small photo shop!
    Perhaps he was something more that the sum of his parts?
    Love the shop though, wonderful architecture.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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