Polish Cops Find Auschwitz Sign Cut Into 3 Pieces
5 men in custody after nationwide search
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2009 8:28 PM CST
This photo combination shows a Polish police handout of the entrance to Auschwitz Birkenau, without the infamous iron sign, which was stolen Friday (top), and a replica, which quickly replaced it.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The infamous sign stolen last week from the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz has been recovered, and five men are under arrest, Polish police said tonight. The sign, which reads "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("work makes you free"), had been cut into three pieces, one holding each word. The men, aged 25 to 39, were captured in northern Poland and have been moved to Krakow, in the southern part of the country about 40 miles from Auschwitz, the Guardian reports.