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    Infamous Nazi Sign at Auschwitz Stolen

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    Infamous Nazi Sign at Auschwitz Stolen

    Post by stathmk on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:29 pm

    It was all over the internet and on NBC Nightly News:

    http://www.sphere.com/world/article/nazi-sign-arbeit-macht-frei-stolen-from-auschwitz/19286563?icid=main|netscape|dl1|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sphere.com%2Fworld%2Farticle%2Fnazi-sign-arbeit-macht-frei-stolen-from-auschwitz%2F19286563

    I might not phrase this the way you want me to, but a rough translation of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign is, "Work will make you free."

    This is a dark day when somebody steals The Auschwitz-Birkenau sign.

    The sign was 16 feet above the ground weighs more than 90 pounds. It is believed that somebody with a ladder unscrewed it from one side and broke it off from the other side. If you know the whearabouts of the thief or thieves, then there's a reward of about $1,700 for you to capture him/them. I think that the reward should be much more than $1,700.

    My Dad's friend was in a concentration camp during World War 2. I am not comfortable telling much of that story. I have an old girlfriend who visited Auschwitz in 1998 or 1999. One of my old teacher's went into Anne Frank's (Annelies Frank's) attic in the 1980s or 1990s. I think he also went to Auschwitz. Technically, I think that Anne Frank, her sister, and her male friend first went to Auschwitz or another camp, but for whatever reason were later shipped off to Bergin-Blitz death camp. There's an exhibit to Anne Frank in The World's Largest Children's Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana and I've been there.

    Edit: Something is wrong with the link I posted, so here's a different link with some new information: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6961672.ece

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    Sign Recovered in 3 Pieces

    Post by stathmk on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:19 pm

    Polish Police have captured 5 people. I thought that the article indicated that they are between the ages of 20 and 39. The sign was cut in 3 pieces.

    Here's the first article that I've found. Copy and paste it:
    http://www.sphere.com/2009/12/20/polish-police-find-stolen-auschwitz-sign-detain-5/19288619/?icid=main|netscape|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sphere.com%2F2009%2F12%2F20%2Fpolish-police-find-stolen-auschwitz-sign-detain-5%2F19288619%2F

    Edit: Here's a BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8423827.stm

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    Auschwitz Sign Returned Last Week, 65th Anniversary of Liberation

    Post by stathmk on Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:41 pm

    The Auschwitz sign was returned last week:
    http://www.wlfi.com/dpps/news/international/stolen-auschwitz-sign-returns-to-museum-jgr_3194765
    The 65th anniversary of The Auschwitz Liberation is tomorrow, January 27th, 2010. Today, I saw something on NBC Nightly News about the millions that Europe is spending to restore the ruins of Auschwitz.

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