Friday, December 18, 2009

BBC News - Auschwitz death camp sign stolen

BBC News - Auschwitz death camp sign stolen: "The infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign at the entrance to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland has been stolen.
The wrought iron sign, whose words mean 'Work Sets You Free', was unscrewed and pulled down from its position above the gate in the early hours of Friday.
Polish authorities denounced the theft, while Israel's Holocaust museum branded it an 'act of war'.
More than a million people - 90% of them Jews - were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II.
Investigators say at least two people would have been needed to steal the five-metre-long (16ft), 40kg (90lb) sign."

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