Police: Port from Nazi concentration camp found in Norway

Dachau concentration camp in GermanyA handout picture made available to Reuters on December 2, 2016 shows the iron gate from the Dachau concentration camp in Germany bearing the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) slogan, which has been recovered in west Norway two years after it was stolen, police said. REUTERS/Police Norway/Handout via Reuters.

A stolen iron gate with the famous words “Arbeit macht frei” from the former concentration camp in Dachau in Germany are found in Norway, confirms the Norwegian police.

– Based on an anonymous tip, the Western Police District found in this week a port originating from the former German concentration camp at Dachau.

The port is in a good condition and will be delivered to the German authorities as soon as possible, says communications consultant Margrethe Myrmehl Gulbrandsen from Western police district in a statement.

The port, which is 1×2 meters large, was the main entrance to the former concentration camp, located a few kilometers outside Munich. The gate was reported stolen over two years ago.

– Based on the image that is sent to us, the police think that it is highly probable that this was the iron gate that was stolen from Dachau, adds German police.

Dachau camp was opened in 1933, just two months after Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. The camp was originally intended for political prisoners, but was a death camp where over 41,000 Jews were killed during World War II.

Text “Arbeit macht frei” – work makes you free – also hangs over the main gate to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland.

Dachau thanks Norwegian police for discovery of Nazi port

The director of the memorial at the Dachau camp thank the police in Bergen for their efforts after the discovery of the historic port that was stolen over two years ago.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today