THE infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz concentration camp with the words “Arbeit Macht Frei” – German for “Work Sets You Free” – has been stolen.
Police believe it was stolen between 3.30am and 5am yesterday, when museum guards saw that it was missing and alerted police. The iron sign, which spanned a gate at the main entrance to the former Nazi death camp in southern Poland, was removed by being unscrewed on one side and pulled off on the other.
Police have launched an intensive search. They said there are currently no suspects but police are pursuing several theories.
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