This immortal symbol of death, "arbeit macht frei" means that work sets you free. This is a lie. #Auschwitz was never going to be a work camp, rather it is a crucial component to the final solution- about a million and a hundred thousand, although it is much likely to be more, Jewish people were murdered in Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Nazis put the death camps in Poland because of its central location. Upon arrival from the trains, Jewish people from many parts of Europe, like Greece or Italy were separated into two groups, fit for work or shepherded to the gas chambers. Those sentenced to death thought that it is only a shower, they were stripped of all their belongings and shorn of their hair. No one believed that this could happen in civilized Europe. However, despite all the evidences and the harrowing camp itself there are still Holocaust deniers, and even from the visitors themselves, there is a lack of respect for the memorial as some time take pictures next to the gate or in the gas chambers. This is a shrine for victims, most of which left the graveyards of Europe to do Aliyah in Israel or immigrate to Australia or the USA- we need to honor their lives by making sure a tragedy like this never happens again.