PART 1: During my trip to the @redbull3style world finals in #Krakow #Poland this year I took a side trip to pay my respects to the 1.1M human beings who were brutally murdered at #auschwitz. Just before we got there as I looked out the window of our luxury charter bus I compared the means of travel and comfort we endured to the disgustingly cruel and inhumane slaughterhouse ways men, women and children did. We watched these same trees, snow, roads, brick buildings, white sky, breathed in the same air, heard the same birds, the same silence, and felt the same painfully cold breeze that Jews, POWs, Romas, Poles and many other nationalities experienced. We also shared the idea that we were only going to be here temporarily. The difference that history holds in the 78 years that separates our experiences is what clicked in my mind and triggered the reality of that moment, bringing my emotions to the surface and pushing them out through my eyes in the form of tears that I did my best to hide from my dj friends sitting in the seats next to me. That difference was that we got the privilege to leave and go back to where we came from. We hadn't even arrived yet and my stomach was turning. I got this same vision as we walked to Aushwitz-Birkenau the second camp where most of the larger gassings occured (the walk is captured in the second video). In order to get the most cooperation from the exterminatees the SS led them to believe that Auschwitz was a checkpoint hub before being shipped off to far away destinations. They went as far as even telling people to write their names on their luggage so that it would be easier to locate baggage later. You can imagine the excitement and care that Sara took as she marked her suitcase with her big yellow pen to make sure she would be reunited with her favorite dress or family picture. Upon arrival to Birkenau and other camps Women, children, sick, weak, and the elderly were separated from the strong men and sent to the left stripped naked and sent to the "shower rooms" where they would be locked in and gassed 2 thousand at a time. Canisters of zyklon B would be dropped from above. Imagine looking up and this being your last view.