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Inmates at the gate to Auschwitz extermination camp, 1945

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Many doctors and other personnel who had gained expertise in running gas chambers at mental institutions were transferred to Poland, where the first gas chamber was built at the Auschwitz extermination camp in January 1942. Carbon monoxide gas was replaced with hydrogen cyanide (Zyclon B). (DNAi location: Chronicle > In the Third Reich > Applying the solution)
Transcript:
The gassing of mental patients ceased in August 1941, after Bishop Count von Galen preached against euthanasia in Munster. Many doctors and other personnel who had gained expertise in running gas chambers at mental institutions were then transferred to Poland, where the first gas chamber was built at the Auschwitz extermination camp in January 1942. Carbon monoxide gas was replaced with hydrogen cyanide (Zyclon B).
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