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Theft at Auschwitz

The significance of stealing the Arbeit Macht Frei sign.

Published: December 26, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 80

(80) Gittel, December 8, 2010 6:22 PM

A memory is important.

The people who perished at Auschwitz have a rite to be remembered. The sigh is the first experience and impression they had of the place. The visitors to Auschwitz today need that same first experience and impression to begin to sympathize with the victims. If the sign is not returned, a reconstruction copy should be made to replace it as soon a possible.

(79) Anonymous, March 17, 2010 1:09 PM

Let them take it

Because they take it doesn't mean it is forgotten. The lives lost have not been forgotten. One thing the Holocaust taught was never forget.

(78) Anonymous, February 8, 2010 5:09 AM

We must never forget.

Being a child born in the 1930's to first generation parent born in the USA, I conceder my life a blessed gift. I too have seen the same signs that took place in Germany before the Holcaust.

(77) Anonymous, January 31, 2010 9:49 AM

internalize the message

4 years ago we visited Israel for the 1-st time with our children of 7,8 and 12 years old girls for the Bat Motzvah of the eldest. We also visited Yad Vashem and I took the girls around all the other parts that were suitable for them and my husband went to the main museum. Since then I have been lighting Ner Neshama every Shabbat with my light for those who have no one to light for them. this year my youngest has also taken on to light every Shabat after seeing the move Pianist. It brought it to reality for her, since she was much younger in Yad Vashem. I mention the human power to endure the unthinkable, only by knowing that H"B is watching and keeping us alive at every moment of every day.

(76) Jeff Knight, January 8, 2010 10:51 AM

I'll never forget!!!

My mother told me about the Holocaust...she embedded it on to my memory. We must never forget!!!! Those who perished must have a voice that shouts louder than the mindless idiots who claim it never happened!!!

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