The Auschwitz sign

Extradition Approved for Auschwitz Theft

A Swedish district court has ruled that a former neo-Nazi leader here can be extradited to Poland. He is accused of organising the December theft of the notorious “Work sets you free” sign from the Auschwitz death camp.

The 34 year old was detained here last month on a European arrest warrant. Poland has already arrested five local men believed to have stolen the sign and cut it into three pieces.

As many as 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, died at Auschwitz during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland.

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