BERLIN — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago appears to have been found in western Norway, police said Friday.

The gate, bearing the German slogan for “Work sets you free,” was located in the Bergen area of Norway after authorities saud they received an anonymous tip.

The gate seemed to be good condition, and will be handed over to German authorities “as soon as it is feasible,” according to police in Bergen, 125 miles northwest of Oslo.

The perpetrators remain at large.

The concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, near Munich, was established by the Nazis in 1933. The missing gate, measuring 75 by 37 inches, originally was set into a larger gate at the camp’s entrance.

The camp was turned into a memorial site, and the gate’s theft in November 2014 was viewed as a desecration.

A replica was installed in the missing gate’s place last year as part of events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by U.S. forces in April 1945.


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