Skip to comments.Poland declares state of emergency after 'Arbeit Macht Frei' stolen from Auschwitz
Posted on 12/18/2009 11:32:47 AM PST by dmartin
A state of emergency was announced in Poland today involving tightened border controls and random police checks as a nationwide hunt was launched for the infamous bronze sign to the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz after it was stolen.
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Obama having is shipped over here? /s
for a sign?
I guess it would be nuclear war for a jersey barrier.
Hey, its the Dems 2010 campaign slogan, lighten up Francis!
Didn’t Shelly tell us during the campaign the Barack expects everyone to work or some such blather. Guess she meant we’ll all have to work more to pay our taxes.
How long before Mohammedan sympathisers claim that “The Jews” stole the sign to garner sympathy?
in regard to the sign “work sets you free”, the only work that the lib dems know, and agree with, is that of a surgeon cutting up little babies, and calling it tissue.
How’s that for an “in-their-face” replay?
yeah,...”Work Sets you Free”,...the taxes on other people’s work,..sets you free to do nothing.
I think the Romans did something similar in Jerusalem in 70 A.D., namely destroy all the jewish lineage records.
Life goes on.
“Obama having is shipped over here? /s”
Thanks for making me laugh. :)
That was funny.
wow. a state of emergency sounds like overkill.
Maybe so, but Poland is very sensitive to charges of antisemitism, and lack of sensitivity to the Holocaust, that they probably wanted to make it clear that this was a top priority.
Yeah, obviously it’s unfortunate that this historical artifact has been stolen, but ‘state of emergency’?! Come on, it’s a metal sign. I’m sure that (even) Polish craftsmen could make a replacement replica in few hours.
That sign is a reminder of cruelty and thousands of lost human lives. It’s recovery warrants top priority.
It isn't just a sign. It is one of the most significant relics of the Holocaust.
If you read the story, the sign was made by the prisoners.
It can’t be easy to hide it. Its always possible this thing was out of the country before they launched their state of emergency.
I believe I read on another thread that the sign that was stolen was itself a replica of the original one.
No, a replica was used temporarily some time ago while the original was getting restored. They're again using this same replica now to replace the stolen original.
That was my first thought when I saw the story this morning. Rahm or Obama wanted it.
Probably something Hitler thought up to "hide" his death camps.
Two of the “Arbeiters” live here on my block. They are a married couple with three grown and successful children, and many grandchildren. As young people, both spent time in many camps, including Auschwitz. He later became a rabbi. Now his days are slowed with Parkinson’s. She is a lovely lady even now at around 80 years of age, always dressed impeccably, always loving to talk to my kids.
They survived. My father survived.
So many did not.
Be like swiping a billboard along I-94. LOL
Uhhhh...yes, millions in the total conflict. Any body else know if “millions” died in Auschwitz? There were dozens of camps I am sure you are aware of?
That was my first thought.
He’s supposedly in Europe now isn’t he?
Exactly right. There weren’t blazing ovens on day one, things were done incrementally.
Something to make note of for our current situation.
Instead of Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets you Free), Thugobama intends to change the slogan to Reparationen Macht Frei (Reparations Set you Free).
The most updated estimates put the loss of lives at the three camps comprising Auschwitz-Berkenau at 1.1 million total, 960,000 of them Jews.
Who would steal such a thing? And how? What could they possibly do with it now? It’s not like they can sell it on e-bay.
What a disgrace!
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