Auschwitz Sign Recovered . . .

If you missed our earlier posting about the thievery in Poland of the 16 foot, iron sign at the gate of Auschwitz, the most infamous of the concentration camps, check it out here.  It generated quite a bit of discussion.

The latest from Polish authorities, according to Reuters, is that the sign has been recovered and that five men have been arrested.  The men are not members of the Neo-Nazis as some had presumed, and allegedly stole the sign for financial reasons.  The sign has been sliced into three pieces.  Several of the men have been convicted of robbery in the past.

There’s more at NPR, the LA Times, and other news outlets.


  1. At least they caught who did it. I wonder if the sign can be repaired and returned to the memorial.


  2. According to the news reports last night on NBC and CBS, the sign will be restored!

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