gas chamber


Definition of gas chamber

: a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

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Recent Examples on the Web The German chemical and pharmaceutical conglomerate was dissolved by Allied forces after WWII for manufacturing gas chamber poison and exploiting slave labor, according to The New York Times. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Fauci, Gates, Epstein and Soros have no ties to drug company Moderna," 12 Sep. 2020 In 1971, all four defendants were convicted of murder and conspiracy and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Irving Kanarek, Lawyer Who Defended Charles Manson, Dies at 100," 3 Sep. 2020 She recalled being brought in from a ghetto in what was then Czechoslovakia by cattle car, being stripped of her clothes, shaved and put in a gas chamber., "Auschwitz Survivors Return 75 Years After Liberation," 10 May 2020 He would be arrested by the Gestapo in a roundup of Jewish citizens, and later died in a gas chamber at Auschwitz. Robert Clark, National Geographic, "‘I am 80 years old, and I still cry.’," 6 May 2020 Pavageau was condemned to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber, but his sentence was reduced to life in prison in 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Her assailant tortured and killed her husband in SF. Now she’s fighting to keep him behind bars," 1 Mar. 2020 She recalled being brought in from a ghetto in what was then Czechoslovakia by cattle car, being stripped of her clothes, shaved and put in a gas chamber. Vanessa Gera, Anchorage Daily News, "Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism on 75th anniversary of liberation," 27 Jan. 2020 At the selection platform, Nazi soldiers sent her parents and older sisters to the gas chambers. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "'Mom, I will tell your story': After Eva Kor's death, her son returns to Auschwitz alone," 26 Jan. 2020 When the transport arrived in Auschwitz, Ms. Miller’s grandparents, parents and two of her siblings were deemed unfit for work and taken to the gas chambers. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "A Survivor’s Diary Emerges From Auschwitz," 24 Jan. 2020

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Gas chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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: a room in which prisoners are killed by poisonous gas

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