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Ovens

After experimenting with several different methods of mass slaughter, the Nazis settled on Zyklon B, a gas previously used for fumigation, at Auschwitz.

Victims were gassed en masse in chambers disguised as shower rooms, then burned in ovens designed specially for the purpose.

Rolling wagons slid in and out of the ovens so that corpses could be burned quickly.

About one million Jews were killed at the camp.

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