The iconic sign over Auschwitz’s gate that was recovered and restored after a
2009 theft will be moved indoors.
The sign, which says “Arbeit macht
frei” -- German for “Work sets you free” -- had been broken into three pieces by
thieves working at the behest of a Swedish neo-Nazi.
The sign was quickly
recovered and recently restored. After it was stolen, a replica of the sign was
put over the camp’s gate in its place.
The replica will remain in place
of the original sign while the original will be displayed in a planned
exhibition hall indoors, where it will be protected from the elements, a museum
spokesman said. The decision was made by the international council governing the
site on Thursday.