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The inscription reads: Arbeit Macht Frei

Translations:

  • Work will set you free
  • Work liberates

The same cynical slogan was written over the gates of most Nazi concentration camps, including Dachau, Sachenhausen, Theresienstadt and Gross-Rosen.

Inmates who were chosen for slave labour had their own saying or motto, which was "Der Weg in die Freiheit führt durch den Schornstein" - "The route to freedom leads up the chimney".

Buchenwald had the slogan: "Jedem das Seine" - "To each [according to] his just deserts".

Incidentally, both sayings predate the Nazis.

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Q: What is the inscription over the main entrance at Auschwitz and what does it mean?
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