Jedem das Seine  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Jedem das Seine" is a German proverb meaning "to each his own" or "to each what he deserves." It is a translation of the Latin phrase suum cuique.

For more than two centuries, suum cuique ("to each his own") had been the official motto of the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle and today is the motto of the German military police, Feldjäger.

During World War II the phrase was used by the Nazis as slogan displayed at the gate of Buchenwald concentration camp.




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