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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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From Adolf Hitler Schools to Zyklon-B, this reference for high school and up offers a total of 1,650 entries and 234 b&w illustrations, covering Nazi concepts and terms, slang, slogans, and code names, as well as key people, places, and events.
Whether defending lust, close reading Hardy's "If It's Ever Spring Again" or James's "Tree of Knowledge," reflecting upon freedom of expression "in times like these," explaining animism or the proper manner of deploying Zyklon-B, pondering the "unused syntactical space" within any sentence, or eureking the reason "reality needs appearance to complete it," Gass is invariably eloquent, trenchant, moral.
The lowly machete is as much an instrument of genocide as was high-tech Zyklon-B. "Techno-nationalism" misleadingly attributes civilian origins to modern military technologies (e.g., the airplane).
Another page shows Jews entering a furnace in a Nazi camp and exiting on the other side as gun-toting "terrorists." Yet another shows a patient on life support draped in an Israeli flag and inhaling Zyklon-B, the gas used in the Nazi gas chambers.
He didn't live to see the Zyklon-B gas that he developed as an insecticide become the agent of extermination of Jews, including members of his own family, in Nazi concentration camps.
GAS chambers used the deadly Zyklon-B gas and purpose-built crematoria disposed of the bodies.
Degussa once owned a 42.2 per cent share of Degesch which delivered Zyklon-B cyanide tablets to the Nazis for use in the death camps' gas chambers.
The panel said it dropped Degussa as coating contractor because the company's past made it "incompatible with the specific character of the memorial project." Degussa once owned a 42.2pc share of Degesch which delivered Zyklon-B cyanide tablets to the Nazis for use in the death camps' gas chambers.