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  • On Dachau’s 70th anniversary of liberation, a new “Arbeit macht frei” gate

    3 weeks ago

    A German blacksmith who painstakingly rebuilt an iron gate at the Dachau concentration camp bearing the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) slogan  hoped no one would notice his work was a replica.

    Michael Poitner said he was honoured to win the contract to...

  • Gate with ‘Work Makes You Free’ sign stolen from Dachau

    November 3, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Part of the iron gate greeting Dachau prisoners with a sign saying “Work Makes You Free” in German was stolen.

    The sign, which reads “Arbeit Macht Frei,” was discovered missing from the former concentration camp early Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported. The stolen...

  • Auschwitz sign repaired

    May 18, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz and cut into three pieces has been repaired.

    The iron sign was unveiled Wednesday in the laboratory of the camp museum. Repairs to the sign, which measures 16 feet across and means “Work makes you free,” took several months.

    It...

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