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Auschwitz sign repaired but staying indoors (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

The infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign that arched over the main entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp has been repaired. It was stolen in December of 2009 and cut into three pieces by Polish thieves hired by Swedish former neo-Nazi Anders Högström. The sign was recovered less than 72 hours after the theft and conservators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum immediately began the careful work of piecing it back together.

A replica was put in place over the entrance while they restored the original. The sign wasn’t just cleanly cut into three pieces. The thieves tore it from ...

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