Auschwitz sign recovered

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Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 00:00
Place: 
Auschwitz
Poland
Gydnia

Polish police have recovered the infamous 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign, stolen from the entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp on the 18th December. The sign was damaged in the robbery, having been cut into three pieces. District prosecutor Artur Wronathe has raised the possibility that the sign was stolen to order by a foreigner, as arrests were made in the northern port of Gydnia. Polish police are seeking assistance from Interpol and the Swedish government in their investigations, and have arrested five people in connection with the theft.

Find out more on the BBC website.