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The Gold Train

By Ronald Zweig

In 1944, as the Soviet army closed in on Budapest, a mysterious train rolled out of the station.

On that train were carriage after carriage of loot – gold, diamonds, furs, wedding rings – plundered in one of the most shameful crimes of the century. Commanded by Árpád Toldi, a key organizer of the Hungarian Holocaust, and harbouring a desperate group of fascist ideologues, soldiers and thieves, the gold train was destined for a Nazi stronghold in the Alps. It would never arrive.

Along its crazed journey the train’s contents were pilfered, fought over, hidden and scattered, until they became the stuff of legend, with legal claims unresolved even today. What is the truth of this mythical cargo?

In The Gold Train, Ronald Zweig reveals the full story of one of the most terrible mysteries of the Second World War.

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