They Stole The “Arbeit Macht Frei” Sign

News Item.  Vandals have stolen the sign over the gate, the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  This wrought-iron curved sign bore the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" (workin’ makes you free) and has been featured in films since the camp was liberated in what, 1945 or so. 

Today Aushcwitz is a museum, or a memorial, in need of repair.  It stands as a reminder of how the Nazis exterminated millions of prisoners, most of them Jewish, by means of mass execution, bizarre medical experimentation, certainly torture, forced labor, separating families, confiscating fortunes, basically outlawing Judaism, and I’m here to tell you it all started with gun control laws. 

This horrible reminder Auschwitz is to some degree maintained as a hideous tourist attraction claiming a million visitors a year.  They restored the sign a few times over the years so they had a backup sign ready to install as soon as they discovered the original had been stolen. 

Well, I can’t tell you who stole it.  Right now people all over corporate America are wondering if it will appear in their parking lots.  Since Mahmoud Ahmedinijad has publicly denied that these Nazi astrocities ever happened, perhaps he knows who stole it.  Perhaps it was a group of Muslim youths out for a prank.  I just don’t know. 

All I know is, when General Eisenhower realized that the Nazis had imposed these horrible deaths and mutilations on millions of people in these camps, he told the journalists and troops to take as many pictures as possible, because some day someone would say that it never happened.  This "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign was prominent on film. 

The code of conduct on this site prohibits me from telling you how to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the US.  You have to refer to people like David Kopel and John Lott and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to get a better handle on it.  All’s I have to say is "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Microsoft is OK with that). 

Now, since Christmas is a week away, I have to try and ignore the news and all this horrible stuff and come up with a digitized Christmas card for uall.  But first… I’m getting new tires this morning.  Season’s Greetings from the soon-to-be-discontinued WebTV. 


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