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Video: BBC Releases Never-Before-Seen View of Auschwitz 70 Years Later


An eery ride over the ruins where over a million people died.

Seventy years ago last week, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet Union troops. To give the public a better sense of the scale of the Nazi’s atrocities there, where over a million people died between 1940 and 1945, the BBC  deployed a camera-equipped drone over the ruins of the site. The drone begins by flying over the railroad tracks and takes the viewer through the entrance gates that once displayed the German phrase, "Arbeit macht frei," — "Work sets you free." The video is a chilling reminder of "how hateful ideologies can become tangible acts of murder," Steven Spielberg said during a speech he gave at a ceremony last week in Poland to mark the anniversary, which was attended by 100 holocaust survivors. 
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