gas chamber

noun

Definition of gas chamber

: a chamber in which prisoners are executed by poison gas

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The gas chamber is the final step of the many different small steps, and that responsibility is shared. Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan, Fortune, "The Largest U.S. Exhibit Ever About the Holocaust Opens in Downtown Manhattan," 27 July 2019 Killing people on an industrial scale required an industrial apparatus, which meant not just gas chambers and crematoria, but also thousands of small decisions about how those buildings would function. Philip Kennicott, chicagotribune.com, "Will future museums study our migrant cages?," 22 July 2019 Killing people on an industrial scale required an industrial apparatus, which meant not just gas chambers and crematoria, but also thousands of small decisions about how those buildings would function. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Will our migrant detention cages be studied in tomorrow’s museums?," 18 July 2019 Most people were killed in gas chambers shortly after their arrival. Palko Karasz, New York Times, "Semyon Rozenfeld, Last Known Survivor of Death Camp Escape, Dies at 96," 5 June 2019 Wyoming Rock Springs: Two residents are trying to end the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at an animal shelter. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Kor wrote a letter of forgiveness to Munch after their meeting and, two years later, Munch signed a letter acknowledging the gas chambers at concentration camps. CBS News, "Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Mozes Kor dies at 85," 4 July 2019 Her mother, father and two older sisters all died in the gas chambers there. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Hear the inspirational testimony Eva Kor gave at Auschwitz Museum days before her death," 13 Apr. 2017 Baum said PopMob members had been told they should be put in a gas chamber or shot, and that personal information about them had been released online. oregonlive.com, "Milkshake-makers in Portland protests say they got death threats after police warned of ‘quick-drying cement’," 3 July 2019

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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gas chamber

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gas chamber

: a room in which prisoners are killed by poisonous gas

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