How did the gas chambers work in the Holocaust?
After the victims undressed, they were taken into the gas chamber, locked in, and killed with Zyklon B gas. After they were killed, Sonderkommando prisoners dragged the corpses out of the gas chambers. They cut off the women's hair and removed all metal dental work and jewelry.
In early 1942, Zyklon B emerged as the preferred killing tool of Nazi Germany for use in extermination camps during the Holocaust. The chemical was used to kill roughly one million people in gas chambers installed in extermination camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, and elsewhere.
- 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 chamber where Soviet POWs and Jews were killed.
- Once the Jews were unloaded and separated into male and female lines, they were then subjected to a selection process. SS doctors carried out this selection process . Usually, those aged over 14 years of age and deemed 'fit' for work were sent to one side of the unloading ramp; the rest were sent to the other side.
- At the annual party rally held in Nuremberg in 1935, the Nazis announced new laws which institutionalized many of the racial theories prevalent in Nazi ideology. The laws excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of "German or related blood."
- As with all non-lethal, or less-lethal weapons, there is some risk of serious permanent injury or death when tear gas is used. This includes risks from being hit by tear gas cartridges, which include severe bruising, loss of eyesight, skull fracture, and even death.
- Fritz Haber was a German physical chemist who was awarded the 1918 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of synthesizing ammonia from nitrogen in the air. He is also recognized for his supervision of the German poison gas program during The First World War, being known as the “father of chemical warfare”.
- After the victims undressed, they were taken into the gas chamber, locked in, and killed with Zyklon B gas. After they were killed, Sonderkommando prisoners dragged the corpses out of the gas chambers. They cut off the women's hair and removed all metal dental work and jewelry.
The German company which produced the poison gas used in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War is to file for bankruptcy. IG Farben employed thousands of slave labourers at the Auschwitz death camp and its Zyklon-B was used to murder millions of Jews and other prisoners.
- There are basically two types of OTC pain relievers. Some contain acetaminophen, which is processed in the liver. Others contain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are processed elsewhere. Examples of OTC NSAIDs are aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen sodium (Aleve).
- Daily aspirin is one of the most common treatments for patients with a history of heart attack or stroke because it helps thin the blood and reduce risk of blood clots. However, a recent study found that aspirin may be most effective when taken at night, rather than in the morning.
- Dr. Merz said people who suspect they are having an attack should chew one full-strength tablet, which is 325 milligrams. But most important, she added, is to “get to an emergency room.” If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, dial 911 first, then chew on an aspirin.
Updated: 12th November 2019