Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

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The sign "Arbeit Macht Frei" (translated as Work Makes You Free) at the main gates to the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland.Image copyright
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More than a million people, mostly Jews, were killed at Auschwitz

An Israeli student whose grandparents survived the Holocaust has admitted stealing items from the Auschwitz death camp for her art project.

Rotem Bides visited the former Nazi German camp in Poland several times and removed items, including a sign forbidding people from taking anything.

She told an Israeli newspaper she had acted out of concern that the Holocaust would over time “turn into a myth”.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum has demanded the objects’ return.

More than a million people, mostly Jews, were killed at Auschwitz during World War Two.

The objects from Auschwitz, which also include shards of glass, small bowls, a metal screw and soil, formed part of the 27-year-old’s final project in…



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