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Crazed collector may be responsible for theft of Auschwitz sign
Times Online ^ | December 21, 2009 | Roger Boyes

Posted on 12/21/2009 4:14:04 AM PST by myknowledge

A crazed collector may be behind the extraordinary theft from Auschwitz concentration camp of the "Arbeit Macht Frei“ sign, which was been recovered after a 72-hour nationwide manhunt by Polish police.

The iron sign — which means “Work Sets you Free” — had been split into three parts, each separate word wrapped in cloth and hidden in Polish woodland. Five men, aged between 20 and 39 from the Torun area of northern Poland, have been arrested and Andrzej Rokita, deputy commander of Cracow police, described them as non-political.

“We can say that none of the five are members of a neo-Nazi group,” said Mr Rokita. One suspect owns a construction company, others are unemployed. They are being interrogated in Cracow — which is responsible for keeping order in the nearby Auschwitz camp museum — and if charges are pressed could face up to 10 years in jail for the “theft of a cultural treasure of particular significance” and damage to property.

Museum authorities are pressing the police to release the three pieces so that they can assess the scope of the damage. In the meantime a replica will be placed on the arched entrance to the former death camp.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arbeitmachtfrei; auschwitz; collectorscraze; crazedcollectors; holocaust; nazis; poland; worksetsyoufree
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

and why can’t they just report news anyway without the constant slants?


The power is just too tempting.

21 posted on 12/21/2009 7:52:11 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( What happened to my tag line?)
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To: myknowledge

“”Arbeit Macht Frei” is the more famous, but the sign over the gate at the Buchenwald concentration camp is also interesting: “Jedem Das Seine.” “To each his own.”

22 posted on 12/21/2009 8:32:19 AM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: reagan_fanatic

ha ha and LOL for the new neo-sign. Sadly ironic.

23 posted on 12/21/2009 8:54:33 AM PST by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: ken5050
Actually, it was a fraternity prank, from those merry Greeks at Cracow U..a scavenger hunt run amok...



24 posted on 12/21/2009 9:04:28 AM PST by STE=Q ("It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" ... Thomas Paine)
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To: Boris99
Once more with feeling

George Soros

Experienced thief and Nazi

Maybe it's Maurice Strong

25 posted on 12/21/2009 9:19:18 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Cronos; maryz; FreeStateYank; Velveeta; Cheap_Hessian; paythefiddler; mstar; se99tp; AdvisorB; ...
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FRmail me to be added or removed from this Eastern European ping list

26 posted on 12/22/2009 12:09:44 PM PST by lizol
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To: myknowledge

I learned a long time ago that the news was only as good as the person who reported it.

PC reporters these days are afraid of repercussions from any number of sources. Too bad. Folks need to just report the news and let us form our own opinions.

I’m glad the sign was recovered, and whoever took it needs to spend more than 10 years in prison. Preferably above the Arctic Circle.

Jes sayin.

27 posted on 12/22/2009 12:22:09 PM PST by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight my army hero and Anoreth warrior goddess of the Coast)
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To: myknowledge
The American fast food chain that offered to replace the sign free of charge is deeply disappointed. The replacement sign were to read:

"Try Bite Our Mac Fries"

28 posted on 12/22/2009 12:31:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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