Auschwitz sign stolen

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Auschwitz

Polish officials have reported the theft of the infamous 'Arbeit macht Frei' sign from the entrance to the Auschwitz death camp. The sign went missing overnight and has not yet been recovered by police. Museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki called the theft a "desecration" and expressed shock that the tragic history of the site did not stop the thieves. A replica has now been put in the place of the stolen original.