Auschwitz's notorious "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) sign is back in one piece again after undergoing a painstaking restoration, reports the AP. Thieves cut the sign into pieces, and twisted and crushed parts of it during a 2009 theft, according to a reparations leader. Officials at the site in southern Poland said the original sign will probably be moved to an exhibition hall under development. A replica presently stands in its place.
Initially, authorities suspected neo-Nazis as culprits, but it actually turned out to be five ordinary, profit-driven thieves working for a single neo-Nazi who pleaded guilty to the crime last year.