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December 21, 2009

Stolen Auschwitz ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Sign Found

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Stolen Auschwitz ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Sign Found

The sign stolen from the entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz was found yesterday hundreds of miles away on the other side of Poland.

The infamous sign – which reads Arbeit macht frei (Work sets you free) – was stolen on Friday.

Polish police said they arrested five men aged between 25 and 39 after finding the steel sign weighing 90lb cut into three pieces in northern Poland.

Police spokesman Katarzyna Padlo said the men had been taken to Krakow for questioning.

It was still unclear last night why the sign was stolen. It had been suggested that figures from the shadowy Nazi memorabilia network could be behind the crime.

A piece such as the sign could be sold for a small fortune.

After the sign went missing it was replaced by a replica. It is unclear whether the original will now be repaired and put back in its former position.

(Source: Daily Mail UK)


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