A thirty-four year old Swedish Nazi is the culprit, and the willing informant, it seems.
Perhaps the buyer will be getting to find out if Arbeit Macht Frei for themselves soon, doing the prison laundry ... (for wanting to deal in stolen goods).Former neo-Nazi Anders Högström has come clean in the Swedish media about his part in the theft and subsequent recovery of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.
http://www.thelocal.se/24282/20100108/Högström in 1994 founded the National Socialist Front, a Swedish neo-Nazi movement he headed for five years before quitting.
After leaving his party, he distanced himself from the movement and became a model citizen, joining an association called Exit which helps youths quit far-right movements, Aftonbladet claimed.
The National Socialist Front was dissolved in late 2008.