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