# What does death from Zyklon B look like?

## What does death from Zyklon B look like?

When the gas started, there would be mass panic, people screaming, clawing at the doors or anything that looked like it offered any possibility of escape. Likely anyone who fell would be trampled. The first to die would probably be those who were crushed in the crowd and could not breath. They were the lucky ones.

## How long does it take to cremate a Zyklon B body?

It could take up to 30 minutes. Those entering the chambers after the gassing reported the bodies would be lying in a tangled mess. It was typical for inmates in the camps to remove the bodies and cremate them. Their choice was to clean out the chambers are die in them.

## When does Zyklon B release its poison gas?

Zyklon B does not release its poison gas instantaneously, but rather over an extended period of time. Since this period of time can be decisive for the evaluation both of eyewitness accounts as well as of chemical analyses, it will be investigated more thoroughly in this chapter.

## How long does it take to heat Zyklon B?

The manufacturer of Zyklon-B also offered machines to heat and ventilate it (imgaes below). Now, at 26°C and with enough airflow, the entire HCN of a Zyklon-B canister can be released in 15–20 minutes.

When the gas started, there would be mass panic, people screaming, clawing at the doors or anything that looked like it offered any possibility of escape. Likely anyone who fell would be trampled. The first to die would probably be those who were crushed in the crowd and could not breath. They were the lucky ones.

## How long does it take Zyklon B to vaporize?

HCN (Cyanide) starts to vaporize at around 26°C (78.8ºF), the higher the temperature and airflow, the faster it will vaporize. The manufacturer of Zyklon-B also offered machines to heat and ventilate it (imgaes below).

It could take up to 30 minutes. Those entering the chambers after the gassing reported the bodies would be lying in a tangled mess. It was typical for inmates in the camps to remove the bodies and cremate them. Their choice was to clean out the chambers are die in them.

## How did Zyklon B get into the gas chamber?

Led to a camouflaged gas chamber with fake showerheads, the prisoners were trapped inside when a large door was sealed behind them. Then, an orderly, who wore a mask, opened a vent on the roof of the gas chamber and poured Zyklon B pellets down the shaft. He then closed the vent to seal the gas chamber.