A Swedish man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Thursday for masterminding the theft of the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” sign from the entry gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.The enduring symbol of the Holocaust whose English meaning is “Work sets you free,” was stolen last December. The act triggered international outrage, especially in Israel and among Jewish groups, but the metal sign was soon recovered.The court in Krakow, southern Poland, sentenced Anders Hogstrom, 34, to two years and eight months in jail for orchestrating the theft.When the court announced its decision, Hogstrom said calmly: “Yes, I accept the verdict.” Hogstrom, caught in Sweden in February, will shortly be extradited back home to serve out his sentence.