OPINION

July 25, 1959

HIMMLER’S STASH: Vienna, 23 – Police have announced that divers have found a box filled with forgeries of British sterling notes at the bottom of Lake Toplitz in Austria. It is believed that it had been placed there by the Nazis at the end of World War II. The box is one of 20 discovered by divers from West Germany in the lake. The forgeries had been made on the orders of Heinrich Himmler. Some of the money had been used to pay German spies abroad. The rest, with a face value of 60 million pounds sterling, had been stored to be secretly transferred to Britain in order to create economic chaos there. When the mint, near Berlin, was heavily bombed by the Allies at the end of the war, the money was transferred to Austria. But the vehicles used to transport the money had been attacked from the air. OUTLAW WAR: The National Radio Foundation (EIR) has announced a competition on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the end of the war on the communist outlaws. The contest is for a calendar on the theme: «The Greek democratic spirit’s struggle against communist totalitarianism.» The text should be between 2,500 and 3,000 words. The winners of the three first prizes will receive 10,000, 7,000 and 3,000 drachmas, respectively. Entries must be submitted by August 17.