Nazi Death Camps

Drew Fessenden

The concentration camps and death camps were different. The concentration camps were mainly for forced labor, POW's, and also used like regular prisons. People still died in the concentration camps but it was mainly because of starvation and disease, not execution. The death camps were exactly as they sound, they only killed people, they weren't used as prisons or labor camps. There were only a couple hundred people that ever survived the death camps. There were about 22 concentration camps built by the nazis before and during the war and 6 death camps built during the war. Two camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek were concentration and death camps combined, only about 1 in 4 people that went to these two camps survived. The picture below is of the entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp
The video does a good job of showing us different parts of the death/concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from an aerial perspective that we don't typically get to see of the camps. It puts the vastness and size of these camps that were used to exterminate millions of people in perspective.

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