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Gas Chambers and Crematoria

Gas Chambers and Crematoria

The Nazi murder machine operated at peak efficiency.

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Rudolf Hoess, the barbaric Commandant of Auschwitz, was a model of efficiency.

Those who were selected for "death" went to a barracks, ostensibly for "de-lousing." They were rushed naked – whatever the season of the year or weather conditions – amidst shouting and beatings to the nearby bathhouse.

Jewish Women shaved and herded at a concentration camp

There their heads were shaved and all body hair removed, most frequently with dull razors, which caused acute pain.

They then entered large shower-like chambers, some which could "process" 2,000 people at once.

The doors were locked tight and Zyklon-B gas was pumped through the “shower-heads.” The gas would usually kill everyone within five minutes.

Afterwards, Jewish slaves (called Sonderkommando) would take out the bodies, check for gold, and then put the corpses into the crematoria.

They worked to burn the corpses, stoke the fires, drain body fat, and turn over the "mountain of burning corpses" for even combustion and a peak fire-temperature. These prisoners were well aware that they, too, would meet exactly the same fate.

Those ovens worked day and night. The doors literally melted off the hinges.

At one point, 20,000 people a day were being murdered at Auschwitz.

With perfect German efficiency, everything was utilized: Human hair for stuffing coats and mattresses, and human ash for fertilizer.

During the war, the Nazis made the surviving Jews pay for everything. If someone’s relative was carted away to the camps, he would get a postcard informing him that he died of a heart attack, and if he would kindly send 3-1/2 Marks, they would send his ashes.

Sadistic “Hospitals”

Jewish prisoner submerged in ice water; "doctors" monitor the affects of hypothermia

Nazi "doctors" conducted horrible experiments on the Jews in their power.

God forbid, if someone ever became sick, he would end up in a concentration camp "hospital," where those same medical monsters who supervised the selection on the platforms, who had sworn to "help humanity," conducted "medical research."

They would do sadistic acts such as placing Jews in ice baths, then monitoring them until they died. Why? Since some German pilots might end up in the water when fighting the Allies, these German “doctors” wanted to help the war effort by understanding how to prevent hypothermia.

Sometimes the "research" had no relevance to the war. Mengele, the infamous Angel of Death, "specialized" in bizarre experimentation on twins and dwarfs, ostensibly to better direct Aryan genetics. Victims were injected with diseases, then killed with a chloroform injection to the heart, dissected and compared.

The Nazi bestiality knew no limits. Some had chemicals dripped into their eyes to change eye color. Children were surgically sewn together to create Siamese twins.

Published: December 31, 1969

Article 10 of 13 in the series Holocaust Overview


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Visitor Comments: 18

(18) Anonymous, March 8, 2014 10:29 AM

Shower heads

Story above states that Zyklon-B gas was pumped through the “shower-heads.” In the many records I have read all accounts mention the Zyklon-B was introduced in to the chamber through holes in the form of pellets. The pellets falling through the victims below. - "The poison that was dropped in crystal form, through a small hole in the ceiling, into the gas chambers. The pellets turned into a lethal gas once in air."
The chambers were heated to allow quicker evaporation of the gas.

(17) thomas, May 20, 2013 2:15 PM

this is horrable

im sitting here doing my reseach project over a mobile killing unit and see this page. i had no idea, ill never take a day of my life lightly r.i.p to all those of those who were affected. god be with you

(16) R M Marcus, August 14, 2011 7:41 PM

we will nevef forget

Many would only wish to put behind them what has happened throughout history to the Jews, and move on. A noble thought?? Not at all. That would be the least courageous of acts. No, we shall remember...and live - IN YOUR FACES, with our loves, our lives, our work, our accomplishments, our honour, and all the rest. The very fact that this continually needs to be discussed and put into the faces who hagte Jews - including their own Jesus -is just one good reason why it needs to be said and said and re-said, until our last breath. Better get used to us Jews being around. We've been here for 5000 years; most civilizations in the world have, at one time or others, done their level best to eradicate us from "their" worl The most recent attempt was Germany's popular Nazi party. Where are they today? Gone. What remains? The State of Israel! So much for THAT attempt to eradicate us. What's next in line? Probably another fool and his legions of hate, in yet another attempt to "rid the world" of Jews. Eventual ourcome? Who knows? Perhaps we'll idiscover that both the head of the Church of England and the Pope himslelf, G-d bless him, are covert Jews. Weirder things have happened.,

(15) R M Marcus, August 14, 2011 7:29 PM

Tell - and retell

Let us NEVER forget what happened to us because we were Jews. Not 1000 years ago, but within living memory. We have no "chip on our shoulder".. They killed Jesus for the same reason and wound up worshiping him afterward. We Jews who live today want no such worship. Just leave to us to live in peace and quiet, even if we ARE Jews. Do ya think you c'n do just THAT much???

(14) Jonathan, March 9, 2008 1:58 PM

I still can't beleive it

Brachot to all Jewish Persons. My Father Jumped into Normandy at the age of 18 to stop this 'madness', he died three weeks ago. We now have something similar taking place in this year 2002/5763...and the same political games and treaties and resolutions stifle those whom can really see the true and real evil brewing on the horizon...NEVER AGAIN...NEVER AGAIN. The World must unite against Terrorism lest we see these horrors again. My heart cries out in agony when I think of these things. B"H

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