Polish police are searching for one of history’s most recognized and most infamous relics: the sign above the entrance gate of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp reading “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets You Free”). Thieves stole the sign this week before dawn.
The site itself has long been neglected due to lack of funds, which is astonishing given its importance to humanity to show the evils of racism and genocide. The fact that such a site lacks sufficient security is a shocking indictment of the government. Germany has pledged additional funds for the site.
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