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    Nazi Sign Stolen From Auschwitz Death Camp


    1:06pm UK, Friday December 18, 2009
    Dominic Waghorn, Middle East correspondent
    The iconic entrance sign to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland has been stolen, causing shock and anger among Jews.


    It spelt out the slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" or "Work Makes You Free" in iron - a sick Nazi joke.
    The vast majority of people who walked under it, after being transported against their will from across German-occupied Europe, would die in the camp's gas chambers.
    More than a million people were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau, 90% of them Jews.
    "The theft of such a symbolic object is an attack on the memory of the Holocaust, and an escalation from those elements that would like to return us to darker days," Avner Shalev, chairman of Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum, said from Jerusalem.


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    The sign has become an icon of the Nazi attempt to wipe out the Jewish race.
    It was part of a calculated deceit at the camp. Its German overseers maintained the lie to the end that people were being brought to a labour camp.
    It helped them minimise the risk of panic among their victims.
    The sign is an important piece of evidence of the cynical methods of the Nazis' attempt at genocide.
    According to Mr Shalev, the theft could be part of a growing trend in attacking the memory and record of the Holocaust.


    Hole in the fence at Auschwitz following theft of sign


    He appealed for international help in combating such developments.
    "I call on all enlightened forces in the world - who fight against anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and the hatred of the other, to join together to combat these trends," he said.
    Despite difficulties with funding and preservation, Auschwitz is visited by more than a million people each year.
    The Holocaust was one of the most documented events in human history, thanks to the Nazis' meticulous attention to recording every detail, but Holocaust denial continues.

    Auschwitz, Poland: Iconic Sign Stolen From Outside Nazi Holocaust Death Camp | World News | Sky News

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    at least i have a photo of it from my visit a couple of years ago lol

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    lol?
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    An entirely non-lol situation if you ask me. How messed up is that, stealing shit from Auschwitz.
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    People are just nasty and selfish. I remember that story a year or so ago that tourists where chipping noses and ears off the statues on Easter island. How fucked up is that?

    We don't want you here, Easter Island tells tourist who chipped ear off statue
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    This is pretty messed-up. I guess some hard-core right-wingers did this, maybe some Holocaust Deniers.
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    Or some moron who thought it would look cool in his den.
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    who the fuck would take it?

    It's something chilling what are you going to do with it?

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    i think it s alot of lol!
    because i cant see for which purpose anyone would take the "welcome sign"for auschwitz...
    And i dont understand why some jews find it upsetting anyway

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    Oh boy..........
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    Da Fuck?!?!
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    I know.
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    I bet my old boss stole it
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    I want butter on mine.
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