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Germany: "Arbeit macht frei" gate back at Dachau concentration camp after theft01:30

Germany: "Arbeit macht frei" gate back at Dachau concentration camp after theft

Germany, Dachau
April 29, 2015 at 17:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Seventy years after the liberation of the prisoners in the Nazi concentration camp, Dachau received the replica of its notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) gate, on Wednesday.

Blacksmith Michael Pointner was assigned the task of rebuilding the gate after the original was stolen from the memorial in November 2014. The Head of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Karl Feller, said it was important to replace it before the official ceremony on May 3, as otherwise too much focus would have been on the thieves rather than "other important topics that have to be addressed," such as the prevention of a "revival of National Socialism."

Over 200,000 people were detained in Dachau concentration camp and more than 41,500 were murdered between 1933 and 1945.

Germany: "Arbeit macht frei" gate back at Dachau concentration camp after theft01:30
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Seventy years after the liberation of the prisoners in the Nazi concentration camp, Dachau received the replica of its notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) gate, on Wednesday.

Blacksmith Michael Pointner was assigned the task of rebuilding the gate after the original was stolen from the memorial in November 2014. The Head of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Karl Feller, said it was important to replace it before the official ceremony on May 3, as otherwise too much focus would have been on the thieves rather than "other important topics that have to be addressed," such as the prevention of a "revival of National Socialism."

Over 200,000 people were detained in Dachau concentration camp and more than 41,500 were murdered between 1933 and 1945.

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