The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Nothing is Sacred

Shocking news that someone has stolen the infamous “Arbeit macht Frei” sign from the Aushwitz concentration camp in Poland. I went there many years ago, a place as infamous and chilling as those dishonest words above the gate.

It is the sort of place everyone should go once in their lives, just to see how dangerous a species we can be.

And now someone has stolen the sign, probably for a rich collector somewhere.

We are also a very uncaring species it seems.



One response

  1. Anna

    Police found the sign two days ago. They are poor but effective this time. The pressure was also immense – we were accussed of antisemitism again (not to mention the numerous times they call Aushwitz “Polish concentration camp” in the foreign news). It seems it was a Swedish ‘commission’ – there must be something to some people in that country – I’m reading many crime writers frome there at the moment. Anyway, on a lighter note, lots love and happiness for Christmas for you and your folks. Hope to talk to you some time in the future.

    Anna XXX

    December 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

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