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.