Auschwitz theft: Polish court declines to drop case against British teenagers
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish court will not be dropping a case against two British teenagers who admitted to removing objects from the site of the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The entrance to the former death camp of Birkenau. Photo: wikipedia/A. Celedon
The two teenagers were stopped by security guards at the state museum in June 2015.
The young men had apparently filled their pockets with a number of items that they had come across, including buttons, as well as fragments of razors and glass.
Admitting that they had taken the objects, the teenagers paid a fine of PLN 1,000 (EUR 235) each.
However, lawyers acting for the pair later petitioned a Kraków court to drop the case, arguing that the teenagers were unaware that the items were of significant historical value.
The defendants could face up to ten years in prison if found guilty. (nh/pk)