This drone footage shows what remains of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp which was liberated 70 years ago today.
Auschwitz was the Nazi regime’s main center for its policy to try and destroy the Jewish people and others that it had listed for annihilation.
An estimated 1.6 million people were killed in the camp.
“At least 960,000 Jews were killed in Auschwitz. Other victims included approximately 74,000 Poles, 21,000 Roma (Gypsies), and 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war; and 10,000–15,000 members of other nationalities (Soviet civilians, Czechs, Yugoslavs, French, Germans, and Austrians),” states the Holocaust Encyclopedia.
Healthy prisoners were worked like slaves. Those deemed unfit for work – i.e. the young, the elderly and ill – were murdered.
It was the largest of the Nazi death camps and it’s now a World Heritage Site.
Thousands of tourists and survivors visit what remains of the camp which is located in Poland, near the city of Krakow.
See the below video of a Holocaust survivor recalling his life after being liberated from Auschwitz.