Friday, January 1, 2016

Virtual tours of the Auschwitz death camps

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum has created three online virtual tours of the Auschwitz-I and Auschwitz-II-Birkenau death camps.  On these sites the Nazis built the largest of its concentration and extermination centers.  Over 1-million people (men, women, and children) were killed there.

Clicking on any one of the tours takes you to a panoramic bird's-eye view of the site today.  You can then pan left-right, move up-down, and zoom in-out as you "tour" the site.  A short, very helpful guide explains what happened at each site, along with links to additional very-accessible background information.

T/H to @AuschwitzMuseum for this link.