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October 10, 2011

Saved by the malfunction of the gas chamber

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:04 am

I always thought that the gas chambers used by the Nazis to kill the Jews at Auschwitz were constructed with a simple fool-proof way of introducing the Zyklon-B gas pellets through holes in the roof.  What could go wrong?  There was no mechanical device that could break down.

Zyklon-B gas pellets were poured through a hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Today, I read a very touching account here written by a grandson about his grandfather who was “on line for the gas chamber at Auschwitz” three times, but each time he was miraculously saved at the last minute.

This quote is from the article written by the grandson:

“Incredibly, at that exact moment the mechanism which operated the chamber of death malfunctioned. He and all around him were saved from death.”

Holes on the roof of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Zyklon-B gas pellets were used to gas the Jews