I made two trips to the main Auschwitz concentration camp, in 1998 and again in 2005, but I did not see the sign which is shown in the photo above, credited to Getty Images.
I don’t see how I could have missed this sign. I took photos of many of the details of the camp, including the photo below.
The Getty Images photo was taken near one of the fence posts on the streets of the main Auschwitz camp. I don’t know how I could have missed the sign in the Getty Images photo.
There is a tiny sign in the photo above, which probably says “Keep off the Grass,” but where is the danger sign. Has the sign, which is shown in the Getty Images photo, been added since I was there?
Update 2:45 p.m.
After seeing the map, shown below, which was provided by The Black Rabbit of Inlé, I am convinced that the sign shown in the Getty Images photo has been added since I was at Auschwitz in 2005. The location of the sign in my photo and the location of the Getty Images sign are indicated by the two red dots on the left side of the photo.
My 2005 photo below shows the exit from the Auschwitz camp with Block 24 on the right. The sign in the Getty Images photo is close to Block 24.
The photo below, which was provided by The Black Rabbit of Inlé , shows the warning sign in the Getty Images photo. Note the white building on the left hand side. This can only be the SS hospital which is close to the gas chamber.
My 2005 photo below shows the SS hospital on the left. I took this photo from the roof of the gas chamber.
My photo of Block 24, taken in 2005, shows that there was no warning sign near this building at that time.
It appears that the Auschwitz main camp, which was a camp for political prisoners, has been made to look more sinister in recent years, by the addition of some old warning signs that were pulled out of storage.