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  • proper noun a pesticide consisting of hydrocyanic acid absorbed on pellets of diatomaceous earth; when exposed to the air hydrogen cyanide is released; used during the Nazi holocaust in some gas chambers

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  • Among other atrocities, Hoess under interrogation took credit for introducing Zyklon B, normally a pesticide, as the killing agent in gas chambers.

    Prosecutor of Nazis at Nuremberg Tribunals

  • Then the U.N. went in and tested their blood, and voila, turns out the Taliban, taking a page out of the Nazi playbook, has been pumping stuff like Zyklon B, the notorious Holocaust gas, into girls schools, to further their goal of keeping their females illiterate.

    Nina Burleigh: A Holy War on Women

  • Then the U.N. went in and tested their blood, and voila, turns out the Taliban, taking a page out of the Nazi playbook, has been pumping stuff like Zyklon B, the notorious Holocaust gas, into girls schools, to further their goal of keeping their females illiterate.

    Nina Burleigh: A Holy War on Women

  • But when we were first making the museum, we acquired a number of canisters that had contained Zyklon B, he said, referring to the cyanide-based pesticide with which the SS gassed people in the camps.

    The Lampshade

  • Then the U.N. went in and tested their blood, and voila -- it appears the Taliban, taking a page out of the Nazi playbook, has been pumping stuff like Zyklon B, the notorious Holocaust gas, into girls 'schools, to further their goal of keeping their females illiterate.

    Nina Burleigh: A Holy War on Women

  • Then the U.N. went in and tested their blood, and voila, turns out the Taliban, taking a page out of the Nazi playbook, has been pumping stuff like Zyklon B, the notorious Holocaust gas, into girls schools, to further their goal of keeping their females illiterate.

    Nina Burleigh: A Holy War on Women

  • The gas used, Zyklon B, was developed as an insecticide, and it was used in concentration camps to delouse clothing.

    Another 'ultra-traditionalist' Catholic leader says stupid things about the Holocaust | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Also, Zyklon B had always been manufactured with a bad-smelling additive for safety reasons, sort of like natural gas has now.

    Another 'ultra-traditionalist' Catholic leader says stupid things about the Holocaust | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • In an article in the Washington Post Book World (January 15, 1995), explaining how she came to write the play Blue Light (1994), she relates how, as early as 1961, she came to realize that the world had attenuated the Holocaust into the “Second World War,” as though Zyklon B, the deadly gas used to murder Jews, were nothing more than an artifact of war.

    Cynthia Ozick.

  • There was an additional irony in that from his work on poison gases, the scientists working in his institute developed Zyklon B, which, of course was used in the extermination of millions of Jews in the Holocaust, including members of his own extended family.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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