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Police in Poland have recovered the stolen metal sign that hung over the entrance to Auschwitz.

The “Arbeit macht frei” or “Work sets you free” iron motto had been cut into three pieces after being taken last Friday. Five people have been arrested.

Over a million and a half people, mainly Jews, perished in the Nazi death camp during World War Two.

Prisoners used to enter via the small iron gate, topped by words which came to symbolise Nazi efforts to deceive their victims into a false sense of security before murdering them.