‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Sign Stolen from Dachau Concentration Camp


arbeit-macht-freiGerman police say part of a wrought-iron gate at the former Dachau concentration camp bearing the Nazis’ cynical slogan “Work sets you free” – or Arbeit Macht Frei – has been stolen.

Police said in a statement that security officials noticed early Sunday the gate section measuring 190 by 95 centimeters (75 by 37 inches) was missing. They say that whoever stole it during the night would have had to climb over another gate to reach it.

Police say they found nothing in the immediate vicinity of the camp and appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles to come forward. Read more.



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