gas chamber


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Synonyms for gas chamber

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

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My dad, who was 47 at the time, was sent to the side for the gas chambers.
Mr Rampton said that at a press conference in 1989 Mr Irving stated he could not accept that there had been gas chambers at Auschwitz concentration camp and that Jews could not have been killed in gas chambers there.
They did not know the gas chambers and crematoriums had been destroyed.
But we believe that the use of gas chambers is an outdated and unnecessary method.
Central to the case was Irving's claim that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, where more than one million Jews were murdered and incinerated, never existed.
Nelson's re-creations of the crematoriums and gas chambers is starkly impressive, as is his refusal to let his movie slip for one moment into inappropriate sentimentality.
In 2010, American Humane Association commissioned a study on the costs of both methods of euthanasia which proved that EBI is not only an infinitely more humane method, but less than half the cost to communities than the outdated and unnecessary use of gas chambers.
He said some of the guards were press-ganged into working at the camps and added: "They were just like Jews forced to work in the gas chambers.
For the Zundel trial, Leuchter went to Auschwitz, secured samples from the ruins of the gas chambers (illegally), and came up with The Leuchter Report, in which he purports to prove that Zyklon-B could not have been used to kill hundreds of thousands of people at the camps--and, therefore, that Zundel is innocent of circulating "false news," because the Holocaust could never have happened.
On August 2, 1944, the SS liquidated the Gypsy camp and killed most of the remaining inmates, including many women, children and elderly, in the gas chambers.
Meteorological white noise was thus imbued with an ominous rhythm and density: The conservatory was redolent of a gas chamber.
For the 15-year-old Jew, the towel meant one thing: She was about to be sent to the gas chamber.
A go kart track became a gas chamber as it filled with carbon monoxide.
All they have to do is build another gas chamber, being sure to follow the specs for the ones found at the camps.
Further indulging this desire to dress up a period story in today's political consciousness, Mendes ends the show with the emcee in prison uniform wearing both a yellow star and a pink triangle, while the rest of the cast hovers behind him in what looks like a gas chamber.