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Authorities Think They've Found Infamous Nazi Gate

It was stolen from the Dachau memorial in Germany in 2014

(Newser) - Two years ago when someone stole an infamous iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Angela Merkel called the theft "appalling" and the director of the Dachau memorial said it was a "deliberate, reprehensible attempt to deny and obliterate the memory of the crimes."... More »

Thieves Steal Concentration Camp Gate

Infamous sign was stolen overnight, officials say

(Newser) - A gate with the chilling Nazi slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei"—"Work Makes You Free"—has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in Bavaria. The 75-by-37-inch gate was set into a larger gate and security guards noticed it missing yesterday morning, reports the AP . Police... More »

Walmart Sorry for Decorative Death Camp Poster

Picture of Dachau gate removed from sale at Sears, Amazon

(Newser) - A decorative poster that would supposedly "make a great addition to your home or office" according to its online listing was quickly pulled from sale by Walmart and other retailers over the weekend after customers pointed out that it featured the front gate of a Nazi concentration camp. Walmart... More »

Merkel Visits Nazi Camp, Then Beer Tent

Historic visit followed by campaign rally, doesn't sit well with some

(Newser) - Angela Merkel made history yesterday by becoming the first German chancellor to visit the site of Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp where more than 41,000 people died ... and then she promptly and unfortunately retired to a beer tent for a re-election campaign rally. The two events were separated by... More »

Berlin Statue to Honor Would-Be Hitler Assassin

Bomb-planting carpenter finally wins national recognition

(Newser) - Berlin is planning a memorial to honor one of the unsung heroes of the Nazi era—a humble carpenter who came within minutes of assassinating Hitler. Georg Elser planted a bomb in a Munich beer hall in 1939 that nearly killed Hitler just nine weeks into World War II—but... More »

Mystery of Holocaust Book Unfolds

Survivor's daughter turns curiosity about inheritance into international quest

(Newser) - Meticulous pen-and-ink representations of the horrors of Dachau, drawn by a Polish Catholic artist who spent most of the war in concentration camps, form the backbone of a unique album that's drawing praise and curiosity from Holocaust scholars. The AP traces the history of the handmade book and the tortured... More »

Death Camps May Charge Admission

Dachau, other German sites say they're running out of cash to support programs

(Newser) - Nazi concentration camps need to start charging visitors an entrance fee, those who run them say; subsidies from the German government aren't adequate for upkeep and tour guides for millions of pilgrims who visit every year. The proposal has prompted outrage from German Jews, the London Times reports.  More »

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