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  Block 4: Cyclon B and the Gas Chamber
by darthmilmo

Some folks were not given a choice. Those deem to weak by physicians were taken to this deceiving "showers," which were actually fitted with real showers that never saw a drop of clear water. Instead, this building (measuring 210 square meters) was used to pack over 2,000 victims. After closing the deadly doors, the SS men poured a deadly poison, Cyclon B, into the chamber. After 15-20 minutes, the unfortunate souls trapped inside died. Their remains were then picked and stripped by dentists, doctors, and prisoners to pick any worthy possession, such as gold fillings, rings, earrings, and even hair. At the end the bodies were incinerated in a room on the ground floors, or in some cases even in make-shift "funeral graves/pyres". The atrocities of the gas chambers and crematoria, including the process is documented with documents and pictures on Room 4 in Block 4. Even worse, this same room has an exhibit of empty cans of the Cyclon B, which were all produced by the firm "Degesch." According to the documents from R. Hoss, 5 to 7 kg of that stuff could kill up to 1,500 people. In exhibit you can also see a false order of Cyclon B produced in Dessau and purchased under the fake reason of using it to assist the "resettlement of Jews."

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  • Written Mar 13, 2004
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