Blacksmith Creates Replica of Historic Gate Stolen From Former Concentration Camp at Dachau

A Bavarian blacksmith is working on a replica of the wrought-iron gate bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November. Working off photos of the original gate, Michael Poitner was forging the letters over a fire in his blacksmith shop near Dachau on Thursday, bending them into shape and laying them into the gate.