|"Arbeit Macht Frei" sin in Detroit Michigan|
(Scroll down for video) For Jews visiting a plant in Detroit, Michigan, it almost seemed like they are at the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp, according to video uploaded to the internet.
Now it was reported that the sign at the Packard plant in Detroit that attracted outrage for its similarity to a sign in the Auschwitz concentration camp was finally removed.
A Detroit activist told the local newspaper that the words were removed at 5:00 pm today, because "like most reasonable people, I was shocked and disgusted by the use of a concentration camp sign in such fashion. I can not imagine what people were thinking when they did it."
Earlier, Jewish groups had expressed concern about the placement of the sign at the Packard plant that was similar to the one placed at the entrance to the extermination camp in Poland.
"This graffiti is offensive to Jews and especially Holocaust survivors," Heidi Budaj, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, the leading Jewish civil rights group in the U.S., said.
As previously reported on Monday, the new sign that was placed in the Packard plant read "Arbeit Macht Frei", the same words used at the entrance of the German concentration camp in Poland, where Jews were forced to work and were later killed. There is no word of a police investigation looking for suspects.
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