Thursday, June 26, 2008
Arbeit Macht Frei
"Work will set you free"
The Nazis were a cruel lot. Hoarding people up like cattle and putting them in work camps gave them their necessary sense of superiority. But it didn't stop at that. They needed constant symbolism of their power over others.
The first thing that prisoners arriving at the concentration camp saw were the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" meaning "Work will set you free". Oh! that sense of humor, can't get over it.