November 04, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum expresses outrage and concern at the theft of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Sets [You] Free”) sign from the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This grotesque act is an offense to Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazi persecution, as well as historical truth. That it happened at a time when antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion are on the rise in the lands where the Holocaust happened is alarming.
The Museum urges German authorities to fully investigate this crime and to provide adequate security and protection for these historic sites throughout Germany.
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Originally published at https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases/museum-condemns-desecration-of-dachau-memorial-site