Port of concentration found in Ytre Arna
A stolen iron gate with the infamous words "Arbeit macht frei" from the former concentration camp in Dachau in Germany are found in Norway, said German police.
LARS KVAMME ,
02.des.2016 3:48 p.m. updated 02.des.2016 6:14 p.m.
The port, which is 1x2 meters large, was to find the main entrance to the former concentration camp, located a few kilometers outside Munich. The gate was reported stolen over two years ago.
Bergen Police confirmed they received an anonymous tip this week about a port originating from the former German concentration camp at Dachau.
- The port is an important monument for Germany and was, according to German police stolen for 2-3 years ago. The port is in ok condition and will be delivered to the German authorities as soon as possible, writes Margrethe Myrmehl Gudbrandsen, Communications Western Police District, said in a statement.
- Thanks to an anonymous tip, police in Bergen in Norway secured an iron gate with the familiar text, said state police in Bavaria told AFP.
- Based on the image that is sent to us, think the police that it is highly probable that this was the iron gate that was stolen from Dachau, adds German police.
Neo-Nazi convicted of similar theft
Dachau camp was opened in 1933, just two months after Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. The camp was originally intended political prisoners, but was a death camp where over 41,000 Jews were killed during World War II.
Text "Arbeit macht frei" - work makes you free - also hangs over the main gate to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland. The sign was stolen in 2009, the Swedish neo-Nazi Anders Högström was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.