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Police: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen
AP ^ | 2009/12/18

Posted on 12/18/2009 12:04:59 AM PST by Grzegorz 246

WARSAW, Poland – Polish police say the infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz memorial site with the cynical phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei" — German for "Work Sets You Free" — has been stolen.

Police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said police believe it was stolen between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, when museum guards noticed that it was missing and alerted police.

She says police have launched an intensive search. She says there are currently no suspects but police are pursuing several theories.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; wwii

1 posted on 12/18/2009 12:04:59 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

police are pursuing several theories.

Maybe they will catch one.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 12:06:30 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Wasn’t obama just in europe?


3 posted on 12/18/2009 12:09:32 AM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Extremely important historical object. Would probably end up in a WWII collection belonging to someone.


4 posted on 12/18/2009 12:10:19 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Check the local mosques.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 12:11:43 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar
I've been asking this since the mid 90s, when is Europe going to care about the muslim takeover?
7 posted on 12/18/2009 12:13:44 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Obama staffers took it to present to their Muslim boss today.

I hear he wants to put it on top of the entrance to the planned mosqueument that is going to be placed on the site of the old National Cathedral.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 12:17:05 AM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: sonofstrangelove

True, a unique souvenir of the infamous era. But for the same reason the new owner could never talk about it.


10 posted on 12/18/2009 12:42:29 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Morgana

Nothing comes up when I try.


11 posted on 12/18/2009 12:44:02 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 12:44:55 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Unless some deadbeat drug addict sells it as scrap metal to a scrap dealer. I don’t know if they have a big problem with that in Europe, but in the US it would have a big chance of getting melted down as scrap. The dealers don’t ask any questions, and since they couldn’t sell it on eBay without the police coming to arrest them, they’d figure they might as well melt it down and get $10 out of it.


13 posted on 12/18/2009 1:00:32 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I don’t think that they will melt it down.Its going to end up in someone’s private collection.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 1:03:58 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: sonofstrangelove

The Poles will prolly have a new one made for display purposes at the site.

It’s interesting to me that it was even possible to filch the sign. Wouldn’t the site draw enough ire from those whose families perished in concentration camps that it would need to be carefully watched to prevent vandalism? Maybe some really pi$$ed off Jew really has had the durn thing melted down.


15 posted on 12/18/2009 1:20:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Grzegorz 246
Police: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

No worries. Obama will return it after he's gotten his own made up for us.

16 posted on 12/18/2009 4:15:49 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

If I’m not mistaken, this was not the original sign, but a replica put up by the Polish government back in the 60’s or 70’s.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 4:49:22 AM PST by rotstan
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18 posted on 12/18/2009 5:47:31 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Caipirabob

That was my first thought.


19 posted on 12/18/2009 6:05:04 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SJackson

My girlfriend was a volunteer docent there back in the 80’s. She used to take groups of people around and show them the horrors of the place. I thought it was fairly well maintained and guarded at the time.

Perhaps things have changed.....


20 posted on 12/18/2009 6:19:30 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Grzegorz 246; CougarGA7

I thought the prop my manager used at our last “team building” exercise looked familiar.


21 posted on 12/18/2009 6:21:40 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Soros


22 posted on 12/18/2009 6:23:52 AM PST by stboz
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To: Grzegorz 246
"Arbeit Macht Frei" — German for "Work Sets You Free" — has been stolen.

Holocaust deniers ?

The Prince of Persia ?

Ahmedinejad ?

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
23 posted on 12/18/2009 7:18:13 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Obama needed to make a copy.


24 posted on 12/18/2009 7:18:42 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“But for the same reason the new owner could never talk about it.”

Look nice next to the original Mona Lisa he has.


25 posted on 12/18/2009 7:19:59 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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26 posted on 12/18/2009 10:52:23 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: rotstan

Nope, it’s the original, cast by the prisoners.

“Poland declares state of emergency after ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ stolen from Auschwitz”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/18/auschwitz-arbeit-macht-frei-sign
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2410634/posts


27 posted on 12/18/2009 11:37:42 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Grzegorz 246

That sign now hangs in the Lincoln bedroom.


28 posted on 12/18/2009 1:22:54 PM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: Grzegorz 246

I’m so sad to learn of this theft. The sign is a reminder that things can be so much worse for the entire world. I truly hope someone is brave enough to blow the whistle on the thieves.

‘Face


29 posted on 12/18/2009 1:38:26 PM PST by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight my army hero and Anoreth warrior goddess of the Coast)
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To: Grzegorz 246; ntnychik; potlatch; devolve; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
On the day I receive from my friend the gift of Mark Steyn, Lights Out: Islam, free speech and the twilight of the west.

After Iran has tested its missile.

After yet a newer update is released on Iran's building the essential activator for its bomb.

After we have allowed an Islamo-Commie sleeper to burrow into the most powerful position on earth.

After an Army major can give a six-month advance notice of his intent to mass-murder infidels to promote jihad.

Israel is public enemy number one of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy team, not Putin's Russia, nor repressive China.

It is a Sign of the Times.

30 posted on 12/18/2009 3:41:41 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

I think of Steyn as a light in the darkness.
Where there’s light there’s hope (the genuine kind).


31 posted on 12/18/2009 4:56:50 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik
Roger that.

He's a lighthouse.

Hey, don't crash into this.

32 posted on 12/18/2009 5:11:52 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Grzegorz 246
Polish police say the infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz memorial site with the cynical phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei" — German for "Work Sets You Free" — has been stolen.

VERY SAD...

STE=Q

33 posted on 12/18/2009 6:01:25 PM PST by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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To: PhilDragoo

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Constitution screamed in vain

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Hope is my refrain, oh yeah
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I tell you one time, you’re to blame

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34 posted on 12/19/2009 10:19:59 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Grzegorz 246

I think you should send the blasted thing to Berlin and make the Germans look at it every day. I’m just saying...


35 posted on 12/22/2009 10:08:36 AM PST by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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