Rumors that this sign may appear over the entrance to the U.S. Capitol are completely and entirely unfounded.
A gang of thieves in Poland has stolen the infamous wrought iron sign announcing that “work sets you free” that spans the main gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Seriously. There’s no real indication at all that the party in power has intimated even a little bit that working in the service of the government could bring you greater fulfillment. None at all.
I find it interesting that the Auschwitz museum is scrambling for funds. Germany should consider funding the museum fully one of its essential expenses. It should have been something upon which the civilized world insisted the same day the museum was founded. However, if Germany can’t find the remaining $60 million, we should do it without a moment of hesitation. Keeping the history of the Holocaust fresh is one of the best ways to make sure it never, ever happens again. And since the UN and most of the rest of the world doesn’t much seem to care if genocide happens or not, it’ll be up to us again to hold that line.
It’d sure be nice, though, if Germany threw in on that, too.