Seventy years after Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops, we can see the site in a way we never have before: Via drone footage. The Polish camp is one of the deadliest camps from World War II — by the time it was liberated, over one million people had died within its walls. The video depicts the railway tracks that brought in victims of the Holocaust, as well as the barracks where may of them were boarded. Some don’t know that Auschwitz-Birkenau was divided into two sites, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II. The first was used primarily for labor, and the second was explicitly erected as a death camp. As you’ll see from the video, those buildings are mostly gone, with only fireplaces and chimneys remaining. It’s just as heartbreaking to see a place like Auschwitz-Birkenau from this angle, but the footage is also pretty compelling. See it in the video below.
They Flew A Drone Over Auschwitz, And The Footage Is Chilling. February 20, 2018