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KL Stutthof Gas Chamber

Stutthof (Sztutowo), Poland

August 22, 2005 - 12:20 UTC (11:20 local time)

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Caption

...colors on the wall is from hydrogen cyanide gas....

More than one thousand people were killed in a Stutthof gas chamber.The camp’s “gas chamber” building, which is still intact, is a small brick structure about two and a half meters high, five meters in length, three meters wide. American historian Konnilyn Feig has written that it looks “almost like a toy.” Polish officials have seriously claimed that the Germans gassed one hundred persons at a time in the chamber (that is, six or seven persons per square meter). Homicidal gassings with Zyklon were supposedly carried out intermittently between June and December 1944 in this chamber.

Stutthof was the place where 110 000 people were kept: men, women and children; citizens from 25 countries and of 25 nationalities. Among them were also Poles, Jews, Russians, Ukrainians, White Russians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Czechs, Slovaks, Finns, Norwegians, French, Danes, Dutch, Belgians, Germans, Austrians, English, Spanish, Italians, Yugoslavs, Hungarians and Gypsies. During the imprisonment they were exposed to a number of exterminating factors such as slave-like work, malnutrition, terrible sanitation, disease, mental and physical torture. 65 000 people died as a result of exterminating living conditions as well as of executions by shooting, hanging, murdering in gas chambers by means of Zyklon B, killing by means of phenol injections into the heart, beating and torturing, and during evacuation by land and by sea.

Location

Europe / Poland

Lat: 54° 19' 37" N
Long: 19° 10' 9" E

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Equipment

Canon 20D, Zenitar 16mm/2.8, Self Made Head, Manfrotto tripod.
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