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A few years ago the Bloomberg story "Where Is Germany's Gold?"[1] made the front page here with a lively discussion [2].

That article has a very different take alleging some conspiracy and the US's unwillingness to return the full amount.

This article has none of that. Has the Bloomberg article been shown to be wrong since it came out, or is there still some untold story here?

1. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-02-05/germany-s...

2. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9004638

On an unrelated note : Why can't FT.com add some article metadata like word count, reading time or the author's name to peak interest and push the reader towards subscription. How is a plain pay-wall informative about what am I missing?

Article is behind a paywall.

It still amazes me how Germany was able to pull this off. Considering their current state of self-awareness I was expecting much more likely for them to sell it all off and invest it into social causes.

What do you mean with their state of self-awareness, could you explain ? More like, I wonder how does it look from USA.

You really know very little about the German mentality.

The gold is gone from where it was before, that much can be taken at face value. As to what happened to it, this...

> But we are denied access and the gold will remain out of public view — a decision that Mr Thiele acknowledges will fuel suspicions about whether half of Germany’s gold has really come home.

...is a strange policy, given the whole spin about "transpacency". So who knows, you could be right.

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