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Auschwitz Zone of Interest
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Combined crematorium and gas chamber complex, Auschwitz/Birkenau
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Fritz Haber and Albert Einstein, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical-Chemistry, 1915 Haber process: synthetizing Ammonia from Nitrogen and Hydrogen, Nobel Prize 1918 World War I Poisonous gases (Ypres, 1915) Control of Pests: lice and moths Experiments at the Imperial Biological Institute in the 1920s Development of Cyklon B, 95% for pest control, 5% for human gassing Fritz Haber, Ypres, 1915
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IG Farben, Buna Plant 1925 – six companies (BASF, AGFA, Bayer, Hoechst …) 1930: 100 factories, 120,00 employees 100% Germany’s dyes, 40% pharmaceuticals, 30% rayon Nazi years: synthetic explosives, synthetic fuels, synthetic rubber 1941-45: 35,000 slave laborers (25,000 died) I
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A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust, University of South Florida, 2013
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Exhibition “Building and Planning in the East” Berlin 1941 (Bundesarchiv), “Himmler became very lively and started planning, issuing one directive after another, and made notes
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  • Summer '13
  • Dr.Ackert
  • World War I, Auschwitz concentration camp, Heinrich Himmler, IG Farben, Zyklon B, Das Schwarze Korps, Schwarze Korps

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