Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 734 September 3, 1941

Soviet POWs at the Auschwitz main camp are used in trials of the poison gas Zyklon-B in underground cells in Block 11. This poison gas was produced by the German company "Degesch" (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Schädlingsbekämpfung).

Planned Operation EGV.1 (air strike against German installations at Tromso, Norway, from British aircraft carrier HMS Victorious) is canceled due to lack of cloud cover.

At midday British steamer Fort Richepanse is slightly damaged by German bombers and then sunk at 20.42 by U-567, 450 miles West of Ireland (41 killed, Polish destroyers Piorun and Garland rescue 22 survivor).

1 comment:

  1. More accounts of the horrible practices of the Nazis.