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Nazi hunters build virtual reality Auschwitz to help prosecute war criminals

(REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

(REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Bavaria’s State Criminal Office will use the reconstruction to challenge people charged with war crimes who deny having witnessed atrocities at the camp.

For example, if a guard was stationed up a tower on the south side of the camp and denied being able to see events which happened close to him, the team would be able to show the view given from the tower in VR to challenge or confirm his story.

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This could make it easier to prosecute people who witnessed Nazi war crimes.

The reconstruction allows users to slip on a headset and walk through the camp,allowing prosecution to point out evidence

Read more at The Sun.