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Gate from Former Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany Stolen
   2014-11-04 09:39:10    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Cao Yuwei

A woman walks through the main gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau near Munich where the door with the Nazi slogan "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free) has been stolen November 3, 2014. [Photo: CFP]

 

A historic iron gate has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

The gate itself bares the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free."

Doctor Gabriele Hammermann is the head of the memorial museum at Dachau.

"In the night from November 1 to 2, unknown assailants entered the guarded and fenced-in Dachau concentration camp memorial and stole the historic gate. It is the central symbol of the prisoners' suffering of Dachau concentration camp and therefore hit the memorial at its heart."

Local police are appealing for anyone who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in the area at the time to come forward.

So far no suspects or groups have been identified.

Dachau, near Munich, was the first concentration camp set up by the Nazis in 1933.

Over 200-thousand people were held there.

40-thousand of them died before it was liberated toward the end of World War II.

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