The truth was buried here. It is high time to bring it to light.

78 years ago, the SS hid a large cache of looted art and jewelery in an abandoned mine.

Hidden under the fresh earth lie the last secrets of the SS.

A donation of 50 euros brings us closer to this goal. You will receive a piece of ore from the mine as acknowledgment of your support

History does not demand fine speeches from us, but concrete deeds.

The Saxony Project

The story begins in Budapest in 1944. When the SS began to loot the splendid flats, palaces and castles of the expelled or already deported Jewish Hungarians. Priceless treasures, famous collections of paintings, many hundreds of masterpieces by French Impressionists and classics with world-famous names disappeared never to be seen again. Immediately afterwards, the valuable furniture, Isfahan carpets and precious inlays were also taken away and the gold and jewellery stocks were stolen from the vaults.

The search for these missing masterpieces of world cultural heritage finally led to Deutschkatharinenberg (The Deutsch Affair). To a mine that does not actually exist. All official bodies deny its existence. Accordingly, it is nowhere recorded, nowhere documented! Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer, who heads the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Vienna, as an old mining specialist, takes a different view(Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer). With his measurements, he has already proven that a historical mine is located at this site. A mine whose entrance had been blown up, as visible and measurable traces show. An absolute novelty at that time, because it was not common in historical mining or there was no explosive for it at all.

These circumstances and a number of documents and circumstantial evidence suggest that this mine not only existed, but had been used by the SS as a storage site for precious goods. Presumably, not only the masterpieces by Corot, Monet, Pissarro, Courbet, Cèzanne, Degas, Manet, Tintoretto, Titian, El Greco from Budapest are stored in this shaft and gallery system, but many more lost treasures of our cultural heritage.

To explore the historic mine, to locate the retrofitted installations, to measure them, to open them, to secure the disappeared part of the world cultural heritage and to make it accessible to the world public and the rightful owners,that is the intention of this project(Germany versus German).

Gelände des alten Bergwerks
SECRETS OF THE SS

Ready for the Saxony project?

The area on which the old mine is located is large. We are concentrating our research on the main tunnel, the course of which can be seen by the red dots that form a line to the northeast. The exploration of an old mine is a fascinating task in itself, and even more so when it is a storage site for looted SS art treasures. We are ready to bring them back to the world public. Are you too? Then support us and participate in the most exciting project of the decade.

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Clearing the measuring surfaces

First stage of the project work in 2019 It is not the case that you can simply drive over the forest floor with the georadar equipment and measure the subsoil....

May 4, 2019

Visit from the USA

In May 2019, a film crew from Los Angeles visited Deutschkatharinenberg on behalf of the Discovery TV network. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer was interviewed about...

May 19, 2019

The measurement work

In order to study the methodology of the earlier mine operators, laser scanning was necessary in the Fortuna adit, from which copper, tin and silver had been...

Jul 17, 2019

Film crew Artrejo in action

It's good to work with professionals, and if the collaboration is also a pleasure, all the better. Stephan Schmidt's career speaks for itself. Trained as a...

Apr 7, 2020

People’s Consortium Waldviertel

For 2020, the pandemic was crucial. A contract with the TV network History fell through with Covid 19. The turbulence at History ensured that other funding had...

May 28, 2020

Serious research

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer has been Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology since 2010 and teaches at...

Jun 19, 2020

Evaluation of the data

The knowledge of the Fortuna tunnel through the scans proved to be valuable… The systematic of the procedure for the construction of the historical mine...

Aug 14, 2020

Test drilling according to plan

Based on a graphical representation of the measurement results, a drilling plan was drawn up together with Klaus Löcker from Prof. Neubauer's team, the...

Sep 10, 2020

Covid 19 and the Depot

In 2021, the pandemic in both the USA and Europe determined the further course and provided the realisation that the final stage of the project could not be...

Aug 22, 2021

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The Saxony Project

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