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By Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland ̵
Yuretskaya said that the husband admitted his guilt, but was released when he was waiting for further steps. The security service of the memorial museum realized that the man was trying to remove the metal element on the historic railroad tracks, and then warned the police. The most dramatic case was in 2009 the theft of the sign with the Nazi slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work will allow you to get free") at the main gate of the death camp. It was found cut into pieces and eventually was repaired and stored in a safe place. There is now a replica of it
During the Second World War, about 1.1 million people died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most famous camp in the deaths of Nazi Germany. Most of the victims were Jews, but many Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war and others were killed there.