Auschwitz sign to be displayed indoors

By JTA
June 5, 2011 02:35

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.


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