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  12/31/2010, Tevet 24, 5771

32 Months for Stealing Auschwitz Sign


Former Swedish neo-Nazi Anders Hogstrom was sentenced Thursday to two years and eight months in prison for his part in the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) sign from the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in December of 2009. Under a plea bargain, Hogstrom will serve the sentence in Sweden.

A court in Cracow sentenced two of Hogstrom's Polish accomplices to 28 and 30 months behind bars. Three others were previously sentenced.