an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
A gas chamber is an apparatus for killing humans or animals with gas, consisting
of a sealed chamber into which a poisonous or asphyxiant gas is introduced.
In 1942, systematic mass killing in stationary gas chambers (with carbon
monoxide gas generated by diesel engines) began at Belzec, Sobibor, and
Prisoners deemed too weak to be good workers were sent to the gas chamber
. Zyklon B, a poisonous gas
made from hydrogen cyanide crystals, was originally manufactured as a strong disinfectant and for pest control. The SS used Zyklon B for mass extermination in the gas
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This gas chamber was the largest room in Crematorium I at Auschwitz. The room
was originally used as a mortuary but was converted in 1941 into a gas ...
Initially the process of killing and ventilation of the gas chamber lasted several
hours. Later, after the installation of ventilators, this period was shortened to
There have been hundreds of horrific stories from the gas chambers of Auschwitz
and other Nazi camps. here is one by Janda Weiss that is quoted eagerly by ...
One needs to differentiate by the furnishing of such gas chambers and the
gassing actions carried out within them between the mass gassings of Jews in
It was adapted as the first provisional gas chamber in the autumn of 1941. The
SS used Zyklon B to kill thousands of Jews upon arrival, as well as several