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Police Probe International Link In Auschwitz Sign Theft

Polish police say they are investigating a possible international link in the theft of the sign that hung at the entrance to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Police found the metal sign, which reads "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Sets You Free"), in a forest hundreds of kilometers from the former camp on December 20.

Spokesman Dariusz Nowak told a news conference police had been cooperating with "all international agencies and institutions around the world" and that it was possible "that a person could be detained" on a European warrant.

At the news conference, police displayed the recovered sign, which is broken in three pieces and missing the "I" of the word "frei."