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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The victims - women, children and those too old to work - were killed with pesticide Zyklon B. An estimated 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz before its liberation in 1945.
Wiercinski said later that he had to explain what Zyklon B was to members of the jury.
Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B gas; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and purported "medical experiments.=94
Still, after fifty-some years, one can't avoid the thought, "So what?" It wasn't Riefenstahl pouring Zyklon B into the Auschwitz death chambers--it was I.G.
Work on Germany's national Holocaust memorial in Berlin has halted after it emerged that one of the German chemical firms supplying materials for the project was once a part of Degesch, the company that supplied Zyklon B to the Nazis for use in concentration camps.
Degussa, who were supplying anti-graffiti chemicals to protect the monument, were the parent company of Degesch, whomade Zyklon B.
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.
These once contained Zyklon B, which, our guide tells us, was originally intended for use as a common pesticide.
They found a Nazi shrine with swastikas, an SS flag and a container of Zyklon B - used to kill millions of Jews in Nazi death camps.
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.