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To: archy
I don't understand German......what does that phrase mean?
33 posted on 10/03/2003 2:31:40 PM PDT by Abe Froman
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To: Abe Froman
I don't understand German......what does that phrase mean?

Arbeit macht Frei translates to *Work makes freedom,* in English, the meaning of which approximately refers to *earn your freedom here in this labour camp*.

It was the slogan found above the gates and arches of several fairly notorious German prison and penal facilities, including most notably the one at Dachau, done in very ornamental wrought-iron lettering.

Following WWII, portions of that former Munich suburban facility were used by the US Army as the US Army/Europe criminal confinement facility.


34 posted on 10/03/2003 3:14:30 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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