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Poisonous gas that was systematically used in the Nazi extermination camps to murder Jews and Sinti and Roma. In the summer of 1941, the camp commander Rudolf Höss was ordered to experiment with the poisonous gas. In the gas chamber of Auschwitz I 600 Russian prisoners of war and 250 Polish Jews were murdered. From 1942, trains with hundreds of thousands of Jews left from occupied countries in Europe to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Most of them were gassed immediately upon arrival.

 

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