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Police in Poland find sign stolen from Auschwitz gate - "Arbeit macht frei"
| 21 December 2009
Posted on 12/20/2009 7:31:01 PM PST by JoeProBono
The "Arbeit macht frei" sign stolen from Auschwitz in southern Poland has been found in the north and five men have been arrested, police say. They said the metal sign from the main gate, which symbolises for many the atrocities of Nazi Germany, had been cut into three pieces. A major search was launched after the sign was stolen before dawn on Friday. Its theft, the motive for which was not being reported, caused outrage in Israel and among Polish politicians. Five men in their 20s or 30s were detained and were being taken to Krakow for questioning, a police spokeswoman said. More than a million people - 90% of them Jews - were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II......
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; germany; jews; jpb; nazis; poland; sign
Hundreds of thousands of people passed under the sign to their deaths
I was expecting that the sign would re-appear over the White House gate or something.
posted on 12/20/2009 7:32:34 PM PST
I have passed under that sign - but not to my death...only as a tourist
posted on 12/20/2009 7:32:37 PM PST
(Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
That was my 1st thought, too. That, or over at that empty Montana prison.
Warning: Very Bad Humor—
Maybe ACORN or Maurice Strong/Soros/Axelrod/Ayres took a rubbing or made a mold for upcoming manufacture.
posted on 12/20/2009 7:39:42 PM PST
(The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
"I was expecting that the sign would re-appear over the White House gate or something."
Excellent point! But I think the White House sign will say "Taxing the Rich Will Set Us Free"
posted on 12/20/2009 7:42:42 PM PST
(There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
The article discussed "men" taking the sign. But we are not informed what type of men. Were they vicious amti-semitic muslim psychos, neo-Nazi nudniks, appreciators of wrought iron sculpture? News deals with Who, What, When, Where, How and Why. A few of these are missing from the story.
posted on 12/20/2009 7:49:43 PM PST
(then - NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!, now - NO DATA! NO WARMING!)
posted on 12/20/2009 7:50:24 PM PST
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
Just what was the plan that these guys had?Offer the sign to Obama and friends?
posted on 12/20/2009 8:00:08 PM PST
by Farmer Dean
(Don't blame me,I voted for the American)
0bama must be wee-weed that he cannot get the sign.
posted on 12/20/2009 8:12:58 PM PST
(Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
Five men in their 20s or 30s were detained and were being taken to Krakow for questioning, a police spokeswoman said
You get the feeling even Tiger Woods wouldn't trade places with those five guys right now. Maybe it's just being a dumb American or whatever, but "Krakow" and well, the history of the place in general, doesn't sound like a place where you'd want to be held in custody at.
...the metal sign... had been cut into three pieces...
This tells me that it wasn't stolen by some sociopathic collector, because he would want the sign in its original form.
It might have been stolen by an anti-Jewish group that didn't care about the historic nature of the sign, but wanted it for the propaganda value of having it.
Now what group of people would want that?
posted on 12/20/2009 8:19:12 PM PST
by Political Junkie Too
("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
that was the belief of many,many generations of my miserable ignoble family.
Thanks for the update. They were caught fairly quickly.
posted on 12/20/2009 9:33:12 PM PST
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
To: Liberty Valance
posted on 12/20/2009 10:35:15 PM PST
(A closed mouth gathers no feet)
Criminals hired by some crazy “collector”...
Besteuerung der Reichen Ihnen frei machen wird.
Here you go!
posted on 12/21/2009 2:40:53 PM PST
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