I can’t help but wonder


What corporation stole it to put up in their lunchroom?

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the Nazis’ cynical slogan “Arbeit macht frei,” or “Work sets you free,” has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp, police said Sunday.

Security officials noticed early Sunday morning that the gate measuring 190 by 95 centimeters (75 by 37 inches) – set into a larger iron gate – was missing, police said in a statement. Whoever stole it during the night would have had to climb over another gate to reach it, they added.

Police said they found nothing in the immediate vicinity of the camp and appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles to come forward.

Dachau, near Munich, was the first concentration camp set up by the Nazis in 1933. More than 200,000 people from across Europe were held there and over 40,000 prisoners died before it was liberated by U.S. forces on April 29, 1945. The camp is now a memorial.

Memorial director Gabriele Hammermann condemned the theft of the gate, which she described as “the central symbol for the prisoners’ ordeal,” news agency dpa reported.

H/t Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law.

One thought on “I can’t help but wonder

  1. It can’t be said that the Nazis didn’t have a sense of humor. Which for any German is quite a feat. Now, now settle down. It was probably the Republicans who stole this sign to use at their 2016 convention. “In a pinch the liberals can always be counted on to back up the principles of the established order–private property in the implements of production, special privileges, and the more moderate and lucrative phases of imperialism.” Nearing, 1950. “There’s not a dimes worth of difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.” Wallace.

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