Auschwitz Captured in Haunting Drone Footage (and a New Short Film by Steven Spielberg & Meryl Streep)

Drones can give us an extraordinary view of cities still in their prime — cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Bangkok & Mexico City. They can also give us a rare glimpse of places no longer inhabited, places quieted by the unspeakable. We’ve shown you a drone’s-eye view of Chernobyl. This week, it’s Auschwitz. Shot by the BBC, this sobering footage carries us over the massive Nazi concentration, built in Southern Poland, where 1.1 million people died during World War II, most of them (90%) European Jews. Many died in the gas chambers. Others of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, and sadistic medical experiments.

On this website, you can also watch a newly-released short documentary on Auschwitz. Produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep, it premiered last week before 300 Holocaust survivors in Auschwitz, helping to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

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  • Summer says:

    It’s great that Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep worked together. Would like to see them working in a movie as well.

  • A.J. Mell says:

    Leave it to Steven Spielberg to end a film about Auschwitz with a grinning affirmation of the human spirit.

  • Horst Wessel says:

    More of the typical, perpetual Hebrew flavoured muck!

  • Agapito says:

    Can’t say anything good or bad would not up load to watch so the hell with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes and the first one was nothing but music and the same pictures over and over and over and over until some people were walking then the same music and pictures over and over and over and over.

  • Agapito says:

    It finally up loaded and it was very sad and touching. It shows that although faced with terrible ordeals and odds of surviving such a terrible thing the human spirit is amazing. I can not even begin to imagine the will it took for those who had to do all the degrading jobs assigned to them by those crazy nazi bastards henchmen. God bless the survivors and may you have peace.

  • Lynn says:

    How very very moving.
    I’m so glad that I saw this today.
    Steven, you managed to create a stirring and vividly fresh and needful reminder of the hatred out there for the Jewish people.
    Though the attempt to remove them from the world scene and from their Land continues day to day, their enemy will not succeed.
    It is written ‘He that keepeth Israel, never slumbers nor sleeps.’
    And that’s why.

  • John Fitzgerald says:

    Lynn, you have been brainwashed into believing this monumental LIE called the holocaust. Research the wealth of information proving that what Spielberg, Streep and company are doing is an absolute farce to condition the public into believing a deceitful narrative suppressing the truth for over seventy years. Please look at the irrefutable truth that they do not want you and the vast number of society to research on your own. They spoonfeed you this garbage and you and many other gullible and ignorant people run with it as if it is truth and/or based on verifiable evidence. IT IS NOT! Ask yourself, why do eighteen countries have laws against questioning any aspect of the holocaust? Interesting, huh? Why would ANY issue have laws made up to stop any further investigation or debate regarding it? Should alleged “truth” not be allowed to stand on its own merits by Historians, scientists, professors, lay people or otherwise without the fear of imprisonment or fine? Do your civic duty and do not be fooled any longer. After all, good, honest passivists of courage and integrity are being persecuted for nothing more than vetting the information we have been told ad nauseam to exact absolute and verifiable truth through exhaustive research of their own. Interesting how up to 160,000,000 people died in the twentieth century due to Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao, etc. but no one seems to learn much about this in our educational syste, Hollywood, media or otherwise. The “Jewish” holocaust has been made to be a religion unto itself! Why is that? Because, as Voltaire said: “If you want to see who rules over you, simply look at those you cannot criticize.” The Holocaust is BIG business bilking billions of dollars a year through forced reparations and through holcaust museums popping up all over the world like “poisonous” mushrooms in spring! I hope you research this subject with an open mind heart and with courage! I have, and I am a better person for it!

  • Laura says:

    I met a woman who SURVIVED it and made it to America, so where did the tattooed numbers on their arms come from Mr. know it all. HOW DARE YOU EVEN SUGGEST THIS DID NOT HAPPEN!! YOU ARE DELUSIONAL AND NEED MENTAL HELP NOW!!

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