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Tuesday, January 24, 2006


From Auschwitz to Qalandiyah: Arbeit Macht Frei

Vielen Dank, Angus


Referring to the graffiti "Arbeit Macht Frei" stenciled on the sign at Qalandiyah checkpoint Hara Halevy from Machsom Watch says:

Of course I agree with the comparison, the sign there is horrendous, hopes for what, the slave and the landlord, the oppressed and the oppressor, the occupier?... It is disgusting.

Arbeit Macht Frei was an inscription at Auschwitz.

The normal inscription to which Ms. Halevy refers on the jailers' sign says "The Hope of Us All," with the words "tolerance" and "education" on the petals of the flowers.

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