Three plead guilty to Auschwitz sign theft

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Three men have pleaded guilty to the theft of the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp, Polish prosecutors have said.

Under a plea bargain, the men - two Poles and a Swede - accepted prison terms of between 28 and 32 months.

The sign was recovered cut into three pieces three days after its theft in December last year.

Of the six million people, mostly Jews, murdered in the Nazi Holocaust, one million were killed at Auschwitz.

It is now up to the Polish court to decide whether to accept the deal and sentence the men without trial, an outcome considered likely.

Second Swede?
The Swedish man, Anders Hoegstroem, is known to have neo-Nazi ties.

A spokesman for the prosecutors' office in Krakow said Mr Hoegstroem had admitted his role in the theft....

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