The International Dachau Committee
learned with great shock and emotion of
the theft of the entrance gate to the Dachau
concentration camp memorial and hopes
that the perpetrators are swiftly identified.
This heinous act addresses a precious symbol: the first inscription "Arbeit macht frei"
under which 200,000 inmates passed entering the camp, this "model" school of violence.
More than ever the continuation of remembrance is necessary
in the face of such denials of the Nazi system.
Pieter Dietz de Loos (Netherlands), Chairman
and Jean-Michel Thomas, Secretary General of the CID.