Zyklon B


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Zyklon B

A deadly chemical based on cyanide noted for use in gas chambers during the Holocaust. It is used occasionally as a pesticide.
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Wiercinski said later that he had to explain what Zyklon B was to members of the jury.
BBC News Online reports today that "German engineering giant Siemens has hastily abandoned plans to register the trademark 'Zyklon,' the same name as the Zyklon B poison gas used in Nazi extermination camps.
Zyklon B crystals were used to murder millions of Jewish people in concentration camps during the World War II holocaust.
Beginning with a hypermeticulous analysis of Zyklon B, the gas used to kill millions in the concentration camps, the documentary approach quickly fractures into a necessarily personal one, underscoring the impossibility of making sense of the senseless.
He did not explain how the Nazis discovered its lethal capabilities, but nine cans of Zyklon B were sufficient to gas 1,500 people.
The letter, signed by a mysterious group decrying globalisation, claimed an attack with Zyklon B gas used in some World War II Nazi death camps would be launched between 9 am and noon if air traffic was not shut down.
So I did a bit of research and discovered that, before the invention of Zyklon B (the deadly gas), the same company had developed Zyklon A.
Zyklon B was used by Germany during World War Two to kill people in concentration camps.
Zyklon B crystals were used to exterminate millions of Jewish people during World War II at camps, including the most notorious, Auschwitz.