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  • Neo-Nazis suspected of raid on Auschwitz ‘to rewrite history’

    12/18/2009 9:45:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,697+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 19, 2009
    The slickly organised theft of one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust sent a wave of outrage around the world yesterday. The sign that hung over the gates of Auschwitz extermination camp, where more than a million people died during the Second World War, was stolen in minutes. Polish police suspect that the culprits were either neo-Nazis or acting on behalf of collectors or a group of individuals. The slogan wrought in iron, Arbeit Macht Frei (“Work sets you free”), was the cynical welcome to those entering the camp in the 1940s. One million of the 1.1 million...