Rudolf Höß, the Kommandant, had been in prison earlier in his life when he was very young, and he had remembered a sign in the prison that stated "Arbeit Macht Frei." It had made a good impression on him and he felt it helped him to be reflective about why he was in prison, what he had done wrong to be there. This was the purpose of the sign here in Auschwitz too; to make the prisoners reflect and learn. Auschwitz and the other KZ were work camps, and many of the people who went there were criminals; the idea was to rehabilitate them as much as possble. Many of them were released from the camp after a period of imprisonment and work. It was only at the end of the War, when Germany's infrastructure had been destroyed by the Allies and hunger and disease were rampant (all over the country too and not just in KZ) that people starved and died from typhus and other diseases. No way to bury them or even cremate them all, and may of the SS guards were sick too, which is why bodies were lying all over rather than being buried or cremated. What you see at Auschwitz, by the way, has largely been built after 1945.
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