Auschwitz: bbc drones

Seventy years after the liberation from the Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the greatest symbols of the horrors of the Holocaust, can now be viewed in detail. This comes curtesy from the BBC, who have given the world a chance to see these terrifying ruins as never before.

The BBC took a camera-equipped drone to the site. This followed a haunting exploration of the place where 1.1 million people died at the hands of the Nazis between 1940 and 1945. Located in southern Poland, this was the largest death camp under the command Of Adolf Hitler.”

Although the images of Auschwitz permeate popular culture, the three-minute video really shows the systematic murder scale of the Nazi regime. The film explores the train tracks that brought the people, the red roofs of the prison blocks, where “detainees” were forced to do the slave labor and the wooden huts where the Nazis executed prisoners. Perhaps the most macabre part, however, were the camp entrance gates displaying the German phrase “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Freed.”

Source: BBC 

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