This chilling footage shows Auschwitz, the penultimate symbol of mankind’s depravity towards each other.
Accompanied by somber music and using a drone for filming, the now abandoned scene serves to show the scale of the notorious death camp.
In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of their liberation, some 300 survivors of Auschwitz and their descendents returned, remembered, and prayed.
Their numbers dwindle each year as time catches up to each survivor. Just a decade ago there were some 1500 survivors at the remembrance.
At 2:06 of the video is the notorious “Block of Death”, the black wall between Block’s 10 & 11 that served as the site for countless executions.
According to the description from BBC News,
“One minute in Auschwitz was like an entire day. A day was like a year. A month, an eternity.” Roman Kent, Holocaust survivor. Survivors have been gathering at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. This aerial footage shows what it looks like today.”
“Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during World War II. More than a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – died there between 1940, when it was built, and 1945, when it was liberated by the Soviet army.”
—Courtesy of Controversial Times