gas chamber


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instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced

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About 65,000 people died at the camp, where many were tortured inside gas chambers.
Higgins, a first-term House Republican and former police officer, produced an edited, five-minute video of himself touring parts of the camp and narrating in somber tones, including inside one of the former gas chambers.
The holes were drilled to enter the gas chamber at the edge of the inside of the bore to be able to access the mounting screws without removing the gas tube.
The gas chamber was hosed down, ready for the next batch of those lives, unworthy of life.
An Auschwitz survivor recorded the horror experienced during his days at the death camp: "The gas chambers operated without interruption, day and night.
He tells how he witnessed a family being used to test suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber.
I think the first diabolical revenge attack we made was the gas chamber.
The birds' journey to the gas chamber begins when they are caught by a "harvester" and placed in crates.
This included dragging in an American senator in one of Irving's most odious remarks--"that more people died on the back seat of Edward Kennedy's car in Chappaquiddick than ever died in a gas chamber in Auschwitz.
The building was also used to store property and hair of Jewish victims of the gas chamber.
We have moved from execution by hanging, often public, to the electric chair, to the gas chamber, to chemical injection in an effort to "off" people more "humanely.
court to find that executing people in the gas chamber is cruel and unusual punishment and violates the Eighth Amendment.
The study relied on an unusual circumstance--the 1992 execution in California of a convicted murderer, which was attended by 18 media eyewitnesses who watched through a window as a gas chamber carried out its lethal task.
On April 21, Robert Alton Harris was put to death in California's gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two teenagers, John Mayeski and Michael Baker His case--California's first lethal gassing in twenty-five years--generated intense media scrutiny around the world.