Auschwitz sign suspect extradited

April 18, 2010 05:26


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A Swedish man suspected of having planned the theft of a sign from the Auschwitz death camp has been extradited to Poland, the BBC reported over the weekend.

Anders Hogstrom arrived in Warsaw before being taken to Krakow, not far from Auschwitz, for questioning. Hogstrom, a 34-year-old former neo-Nazi leader, said he was innocent. He told a Swedish newspaper that he was asked to take hold of the infamous sign on behalf of an unnamed collector. He said, however, that he did not want to be involved and tipped off the Polish police.

Five Polish men have have been charged with stealing the sign.

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