On 20 November, 1945 the Nuremberg trials began – the military tribunals called to prosecute Nazi war criminals closely involved in the Holocaust.
Now, 71 years later, that work continues through the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) in Munich, that has created a virtual reality version of the Auschwitz concentration camp to assist with the continued prosecutions.
Digital imaging expert Ralf Breker is behind the project: “We spent five days in Auschwitz taking laser scans of the buildings and the whole project to complete took about six months.”
About 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed at Auschwitz, most deceived into entering gas chambers where cyanide-based pesticide Zyklon B was released, killing those inside. Their bodies were then burned in the camp’s many crematoria.
Initially the model was created to be viewed on a computer monitor, but it has now been adapted so that once the viewer puts on a VR …