Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mapping Auschwitz

The Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of German Nazi extermination and concentration camps built in annexed Poland during World War II. The camp consisted of Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II – Birkenau and Auschwitz III. This Auschwitz-Birkenau - German Death Camp map overlays 1944 & 1945 aerial photographs of the three camps on a Google Map.

The three historical aerial photos are each labelled with details about the camps showing the locations of gas chambers, crematoriums, bomb craters, execution walls etc. The map includes a transparency control which allows you to compare the historic photos of the camps with the present day Google Maps satellite imagery.

Also see: Mapping the Holocaust - a round-up of maps documenting the Holocaust and commemorating the millions who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis.
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