Auschwitz spokesman Pawel Sawicki said police will hand over the badly damaged "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign to the Auschwitz museum on Thursday.
Conservation experts will then determine how best to repair it.
Five Poles are under arrest after confessing to taking part in the December 18 theft of the sign with the Nazi slogan "work sets you free" in German. The enduring symbol of Nazi World War II atrocities was found cut into three pieces after an intense police hunt.
Sawicki said authorities are debating whether to return to the sign to its original place or to keep a replica there instead.jpost