Moscow: Over seven decades after it was abandoned, Adolf Hitler’s secret Nazi bunker has finally been discovered by Russian scientists. ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ as it was called, was constructed in 1942.
The base was built just after a year Hitler invaded Russia. The Nazi Germany (also known as the Third Reich) had reportedly used a German U-boat to evacuate its scientists after they had eaten infected polar bear meat.
At the time, one theory suggested that the polar bear meat had gone bad and subsequently infected Hitler’s henchmen working at the bunker. Another theory suggested that someone had deliberately poisoned the meat to kill the scientists.
However, in reality, the meat was infected by a parasitic worm called trichinella which infected the scientists after they consumed the meat.
Now seven decades later, the team of Russian scientists that discovered the base found bullets, scraps of tents, and personal items most of which were marked with the Nazi symbol of the swastika. Even paper documents were found that were preserved by the harsh weather conditions of the Arctic.