Zyklon B


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Zyklon B

hydrogen cyanide; used by Nazis for mass extermination in concentration camps. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler, 970]
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"Zyklon B was dropped in gas chambers in a completely different way - through holes in the ceiling or airtight drops in walls." In the Second World War, new arrivals at the concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland were told they would be deloused before being led into gas chambers that were disguised as shower blocks.
He added that the nightshift manager of Mangia 57 would often "pass gas" in front of the delivery man and then joke that it was Zyklon B, the gas chamber poison used by Nazis to kill Jews during the Holocaust.
And many were horrified to learn that the anti-graffiti coating applied to the memorial was manufactured by a subsidiary of the company that produced Zyklon B, the poison used in concentration-camp gas chambers.
Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B. Other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labour, lack of disease control and individual executions.
Most victims were killed in Auschwitz's gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labour, lack of disease control, individual executions, and medical experiments.
Polish authorities later tested the hair and found traces of Zyklon B, the poisonous gas used to murder over a million Jews in the Auschwitz gas chambers.
It also reminded me of a chilling advertisement to be found in the 1935 Port of Liverpool handbook which advertised Zyklon B, the cyanide gas used in the gas chambers.
Farben, operated a plant in Auschwitz supervised by the SS, produced Zyklon B to gas Jews and other victims of the Nazis, and employed forced foreign labor.
His researches even included the predecessor to the insecticide, Zyklon B, later used by the Nazis in their extermination camps.
A waterproof coating is covered by an anti-graffiti layer which was itself a source of controversy, for Degussa, the firm that made it, was the manufacturer of Zyklon B, the gas used in the extermination camps.
The first Auschwitz victims, mostly Russian prisoners of war, are killed with Zyklon B gas.
Souliman reportedly told The Associated Press that the letter was written in German and signed by "EBG", or the European Globalization Liberation Front, and claimed that Zyklon B gas was hidden in a bag and would be released if aircraft were allowed to take off or land between 0900 and 1200 local time on 9 January.