Skip to comments.Thieves steal Auschwitz's 'Arbeit macht frei' entrance sign
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
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 oclock and five oclock 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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I’m betting on muslims being the perps.