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Poland declares state of emergency after 'Arbeit Macht Frei' stolen from Auschwitz
guardian.co.uk ^ | December 18, 2009 | Kate Connolly

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; poland

1 posted on 12/18/2009 11:32:49 AM PST by dmartin
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To: dmartin

Obama having is shipped over here? /s


2 posted on 12/18/2009 11:34:16 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: dmartin

for a sign?

I guess it would be nuclear war for a jersey barrier.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 11:34:34 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: dmartin

4 posted on 12/18/2009 11:34:44 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dmartin

Hey, its the Dems 2010 campaign slogan, lighten up Francis!


5 posted on 12/18/2009 11:34:44 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: dmartin

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.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 11:37:35 AM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Health care OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: dmartin

How long before Mohammedan sympathisers claim that “The Jews” stole the sign to garner sympathy?


7 posted on 12/18/2009 11:38:32 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

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?


8 posted on 12/18/2009 11:39:27 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

yeah,...”Work Sets you Free”,...the taxes on other people’s work,..sets you free to do nothing.


9 posted on 12/18/2009 11:40:33 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: dmartin

I think the Romans did something similar in Jerusalem in 70 A.D., namely destroy all the jewish lineage records.

Life goes on.


10 posted on 12/18/2009 11:41:03 AM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Obama having is shipped over here? /s”

Thanks for making me laugh. :)


11 posted on 12/18/2009 11:47:52 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Obama having is shipped over here? /s

That was funny.

12 posted on 12/18/2009 11:51:11 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; SunkenCiv
>>> Obama having is shipped over here? /s" <<<

LOLOLOL

13 posted on 12/18/2009 11:55:50 AM PST by hennie pennie (/)
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To: dmartin

wow. a state of emergency sounds like overkill.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 11:56:36 AM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

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.


15 posted on 12/18/2009 11:59:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

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.


16 posted on 12/18/2009 12:03:52 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: GeronL

That sign is a reminder of cruelty and thousands of lost human lives. It’s recovery warrants top priority.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 12:08:35 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
for a sign?

It isn't just a sign. It is one of the most significant relics of the Holocaust.

18 posted on 12/18/2009 12:09:16 PM PST by Drew68
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To: irishjuggler

If you read the story, the sign was made by the prisoners.


19 posted on 12/18/2009 12:09:58 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen

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.


20 posted on 12/18/2009 12:20:13 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Minutemen
uh.... Do you mean millions?
21 posted on 12/18/2009 1:07:45 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Drew68
It isn't just a sign. It is one of the most significant relics of the Holocaust.

I believe I read on another thread that the sign that was stolen was itself a replica of the original one.

22 posted on 12/18/2009 1:27:12 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6
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.

23 posted on 12/18/2009 1:30:16 PM PST by Drew68
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That was my first thought when I saw the story this morning. Rahm or Obama wanted it.


24 posted on 12/18/2009 1:31:33 PM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: dmartin
"Arbeit mach zu frei" means "Work makes you free."

Probably something Hitler thought up to "hide" his death camps.

25 posted on 12/18/2009 1:34:40 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: lbryce

Dozens.


26 posted on 12/18/2009 1:35:49 PM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: dmartin

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.


27 posted on 12/18/2009 1:39:04 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: dmartin
Uhhhhhh, HTH did they get away with it??

Be like swiping a billboard along I-94. LOL
Good grief.

28 posted on 12/18/2009 1:44:36 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: lbryce

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?


29 posted on 12/18/2009 1:53:58 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That was my first thought.

He’s supposedly in Europe now isn’t he?


30 posted on 12/18/2009 3:44:54 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: OldNavyVet

Exactly right. There weren’t blazing ovens on day one, things were done incrementally.

Something to make note of for our current situation.


31 posted on 12/18/2009 4:03:23 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: dmartin
Poland needs to check Air Force 1. Their sign is no doubt on the way back from Bribenhagen.

Instead of Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets you Free), Thugobama intends to change the slogan to Reparationen Macht Frei (Reparations Set you Free).

32 posted on 12/18/2009 4:35:10 PM PST by Gritty (Socialism's endless appetite for power means there's never enough free pie - James Lewis)
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To: Minutemen
Any body else know if “millions” died in Auschwitz? There were dozens of camps I am sure you are aware of?

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.

33 posted on 12/18/2009 5:16:39 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Minutemen
The estimates for Auschwitz from the Nuremberg Trials is one million killed. Auschwitz was the biggest concentration camp/work camp/POW camp complex in the German system.
34 posted on 12/18/2009 6:50:46 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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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!


35 posted on 12/18/2009 9:43:07 PM PST by Miztiki
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