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Thieves steal Auschwitz's 'Arbeit macht frei' entrance sign
Times Online ^ | December 18, 2009 | Roger Boyes

Posted on 12/18/2009 6:16:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Thieves steal Auschwitz's 'Arbeit macht frei' entrance sign

Arbeit macht Frei - work sets you free

Roger Boyes

A gang of thieves in Poland has stolen the infamous wrought iron sign announcing that “work sets you free” that spans the main gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

The long, curving sign, reading “Arbeit macht frei”, was erected by the Nazis soon after the old Auschwitz barracks were converted into a labour and extermination centre in 1940. It was supposed to suggest that hard work would eventually allow inmates to walk free.

But, as Auschwitz was turned into a major hub for the Holocaust, murdering over a million people, the majority of them Jews, the sign became a mocking, cynical commentary.

“It seems that a gang of perhaps three people unscrewed the sign between three o’clock and five o’clock on Friday morning,” said the spokesman for the police in southern Poland, Dariusz Nowak. “They must have used a ladder and had a car waiting for them.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; holocaust; ratcrime; ww2
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To: OneWingedShark

I’m betting on muslims being the perps.


21 posted on 12/19/2009 6:31:21 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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