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.
Degussa, who were supplying anti-graffiti chemicals to protect the monument, were the parent company of Degesch, whomade Zyklon B.
Gerstein enthusiastically serves his country, visiting the Eastern Front with his Zyklon B pellets, which disinfect soldiers' drinking water.
German chemists at IG Farben during the Holocaust produced Zyklon B, the poisonous gas used with deadly effect at Birkenau.
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.