Tour Auschwitz with Survivor Eliezer Hauser Shimoni
By Lisa Katz
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Auschwitz Gas Chamber
Auschwitz Gas Chambers
Prisoners deemed too weak to be good workers were sent to the gas chamber. To prevent panic, the Nazis told them they would be taking a shower. Instead, the disguised showerheads gassed the prisoners to death using Zyklon-B pellets. 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 chambers in an effort to satisfy Hitler's demand to annihilate all European Jews.