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Auschwitz sign restored

Workers have restored the infamous Auschwitz sign which was stolen and damaged during the theft 17 months ago.

Thieves had cut up the black wrought-iron sign into its three constituent words in order to fit it into their getaway car after taking it down from the main gate.

Following a nationwide search, police found the sign a few days later in a rural area hundreds of kilometres away.

Five Polish men have been convicted of carrying out the theft on behalf of a Swedish man, Anders Hoegstroem, who helped found the far-right National Socialist Front party in Sweden in 1994.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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