Nazi Gas: Arizona Prepares To Use Zyklon B

The state of Arizona has purchased the ingredients necessary to produce a deadly gas used in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust with the apparent intention of deploying it to execute death row inmates.

Arizona’s Department of Corrections has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make hydrogen cyanide, the same gas used at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

The heavily redacted documents, which the newspaper has made available online, show that Arizona spent $1,530 in December, 2020 on a solid brick of potassium cyanide. The state also bought sodium hydroxide pellets and sulfuric acid necessary to generate the gas.