Auschwitz Sign Stolen- “Arbeit Macht Frei”

A disturbing piece of news.  This morning, between the hours of 3 to 5 AM the infamous sign over the Auschwitz gate that said “Arbeit Macht Frei” (work shall set you free) was stolen.  Who would do such a sick thing?  If its a prank then its one very sick prank.  If its political, then we know what kind of idiots would do such a thing.  The lack of respect for the suffering of millions of people is staggering.  Shocking even.  For the life of me I can not imagine how one could come up with such a sick and idiotic idea.  Not that racists, fascists, Nazis, or anti-Semites could ever be accused of intelligence, but still.  Even for them it was over the top.  A sick joke or some kind of hateful statement, it does not matter.  Lets all hope they are apprehended quickly, and punished with a hate crime.  For now a replica sign, made when the original was being restored years ago, was hung in its place.  Sick bastard are alive and well.

News Update:  Polish Police have recovered the sign (cut into three pieces) and have apprehended 5 men.  Apparently the theft was financially motivated, though at this time its unclear if it was ordered by someone else, or if they were just going to try to sell it.  Sick bastards.  But Well done to the Polish cops for finding it so quickly.

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  1. The sign is loacalised and will soon be back. Great job of the Polish police !

  2. Cheers, yes, have read the reports, good news.

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