Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

OSWIECIM, Poland -- The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" - German for "Work Sets You Free" - was stolen Friday from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.
The 5-meter-long (16-foot-long), 40-kilogram (90-pound) iron sign at the Holocaust memorial site in southern Poland was unscrewed on one side and torn off on the other, police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said.
The theft from the entrance to the camp - where more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, died during World War II - brought immediate condemnation worldwide.

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What a horrible thing. My guess is a Neo-Nazi group of some sort.

~Liza

How awful.

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