Repaired Sign Stolen From Auschwitz Unveiled

Sign bearing the words Arbeit Macht Frei has been repaired.

Published: May 19th 2011
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Auschwitz sign at enterance of concentration camp

The iron sign that hung ominously over the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp bearing the words, “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) was stolen from the former Camp back in 2009, and found three days later cut into a more manageable three pieces.


On Wednesday, May 18th, the repaired sign was unveiled in the laboratory of the camp museum.


A copy of the sign has been placed above the entrance gate as part of a new exhibition, according to the BBC.


Five Polish men were found guilty of the theft on behalf of Sweden’s Anders Hogstrom, a middleman for a neo-Nazi client.

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