About

Joanna knows everything about mysteries, treasures and deposits hidden during The Second World War. She has been tracking lost artefacts, and takes part in explorations. She is an author of several books about secrets of the past. Her Gold Train. A Short History of Madness and an Empire of Small Hells. The Dark Secrets of Gross Rosen Camp became bestsellers.

Joanna Lamparska, a journalist, traveller and explorer has degrees of Classical Philology and Forensic Archaeology. Her education helps her in her exploration work. Joanna knows all the secrets of every palace and every castle. She explored European undergrounds for Burda National Geographic and described the research in her book: Cities upside down.European undergrounds and their mysteries. Joanna was born and lives in Lower Silesia – the mysterious part of Poland with famous Nazi Riese underground complex. One may say she has the exploring passion in her blood.

Joanna is also Director of The Lower Silesian Festival of Mysteries held at Książ Castle. It is one of the biggest gatherings of explorers, archaeologists and history lovers in Poland. Joanna works on regular basis with various TV productions. She explained the story of The Gold Train which was supposed to carry several tons of gold and lost by the end of The Second World War in various channels including History Channel, BBC, CBS and National Geographic Channel.She collaborated with many professionals including John Snow from BBC, Mike Scott (History Channel) and Conor Woodman (Channel 4 and History Channel Canada).