Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Sign stolen from former Auschwitz death camp"

OSWIECIM, Poland - The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" -- German for "Work Sets You Free" -- was stolen today from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.

The Auschwitz death camp's main gate at sunrise. "The theft of such a symbolic object is an attack on the memory of the Holocaust," Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev said in a statement from Jerusalem. (Janek Skarzynski, AFP/Getty Images / January 13, 2005)

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