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The slogan "Arbeit macht frei" was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps.
"Arbeit macht frei" (literally "work makes free") is a German phrase that can be translated as "work liberates" or "work sets you free".
The slogan is well-known for being placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz I, where it was made by prisoners with metalwork skills and erected by order of the Nazis in June 1940.
The upper bowl in the "B" in "ARBEIT" is wider than the lower bowl, appearing to some as upside-down. Allegedly it was made on purpose by political prisoners to make a signal what is really going on in Auschwitz.

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