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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.

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


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

Ahhhh, I see! The sign thief was actually a crazed collector, not those damn rotten neo-Nazis as the media first thought.

1 posted on 12/21/2009 4:14:06 AM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

the 1st story contained both possibilities, but the headline presentation was “neo-nazis”. now the headline presentation is “crazed collector”. why the change in presentation? and why can’t they just report news anyway without the constant slants?


2 posted on 12/21/2009 4:18:22 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: myknowledge

George Soros?


3 posted on 12/21/2009 4:19:42 AM PST by Boris99
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
And why can't they just report news anyway without the constant slants?

Either it's the journalists themselves or the media moguls in ownership of the British MSM.

4 posted on 12/21/2009 4:24:45 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge
(MSM Editors) $#@# .. &%$#$.. it wasn't Neo Nazis, kill the story n-o-w!
5 posted on 12/21/2009 4:36:09 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: myknowledge
I just thought Obama wanted to have copies made for his re-education camps!
6 posted on 12/21/2009 4:40:55 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: myknowledge

I thought at first it might have been SEIU operatives. They needed a model sign for the new Hospitals and Doctor Offices we will be forced in to by Obamacare.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 4:46:40 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: myknowledge

In route to the sign’s hiding place, several of the authorities were involved in auto accidents as a result of missing traffic signs at various intersections...


8 posted on 12/21/2009 4:52:58 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Condor51

they ARE the new-nazis.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 4:53:06 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
*** they ARE the new-nazis. ***

Well, yeah they are Facists Totalitarians.
But I prefer to call them Neo-Commies.

The moonbat leftists are so Kooky, calling them Nazis, is an insult to Nazis.

[As Hitler told Ernst Röhm before the Night of the Long Knives,
"You're taking this 'socialist thing' way too serious".]

(per 'Hitler's Henchmen', History International Channel)

10 posted on 12/21/2009 5:09:43 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: myknowledge

“Ahhhh, I see! The sign thief was actually a crazed collector, not those damn rotten neo-Nazis as the media first thought.”

Rahim, Aban, Faraz, and Qubad come to mind as possible first names of those involved, the possible crazed collector may live in Iran and have some high level poitical position.

Nothing will come of it, perps will be released.


11 posted on 12/21/2009 5:13:38 AM PST by PIF
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To: Morgana; SunkenCiv; Nachum; SJackson; sonofstrangelove; blam

Morgana, you were correct - it was a collector.


12 posted on 12/21/2009 5:19:20 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: 1776 Reborn
"...I just thought Obama wanted to have copies made for his re-education camps!..."

I think he will create new molds for his death camps, something akin to "Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter", or something like that. Maybe even a haiku:

flyover country:
you'll not hinder my dark plan;
showers straight ahead

13 posted on 12/21/2009 5:28:23 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: Condor51

“But I prefer to call them Neo-Commies”

same difference really.


14 posted on 12/21/2009 5:48:08 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: lizol

for your list


15 posted on 12/21/2009 5:49:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: hennie pennie

Photoshop/editorial cartoon opportunity:

Oval office, 0bama at the desk, something sticking out from under a curtain that says “Arbe”.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 5:54:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

17 posted on 12/21/2009 5:59:31 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: myknowledge

18 posted on 12/21/2009 6:02:27 AM PST by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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19 posted on 12/21/2009 6:15:53 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: hennie pennie; Morgana

Actually, it was a fraternity prank, from those merry Greeks at Cracow U..a scavenger hunt run amok...


20 posted on 12/21/2009 7:51:48 AM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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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...

LOL!

STE=Q

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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Eastern European ping list


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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