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Sweden to Extradite Neo-Nazi for Auschwitz Theft
AFP ^ | 3/11/10

Posted on 03/11/2010 9:00:51 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Swedish court on Thursday allowed the extradition to Poland of a former neo-Nazi leader Anders Hoegstroem to face trial for the theft of a sign from the one-time Auschwitz death camp, a prosecutor said.

Hoegstroem, 34, was arrested on February 11 over the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign which disappeared on December 18 from over the gate of the notorious World War II camp set up in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany. Hoegstroem has three weeks to appeal, and if unsuccessful "the authorities have to come and get him and they have 10 days to do so," she added.

Hoegstroem has told Swedish media he was supposed to act as an intermediary to pick up the sign and sell it to a buyer, but in the end he wound up informing Polish police about the people behind the plot.

Hoegstroem in 1994 founded the National Socialist Front, a Swedish neo-Nazi movement he headed for five years before quitting.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; nazi; sweden

1 posted on 03/11/2010 9:00:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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So the jerk stole the sign, sliced it into three pieces, then got a “conscience” and turned it in, along with the supposed buyers?

I’d like to see this guy go bankrupt.

2 posted on 03/11/2010 9:07:09 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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