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'''Cyanide pills''' were lethally poisonous drugs used by the [[Nazi Party|Nazis]], namely [[Adolf Hitler]], to commit [[suicide]]. It was Dr. Stumpfegger who made the pills and supplied them to the Nazis. It's said that the cyanide was so deadly it would kill faster than a gun to the head and kill you before you fell to the floor.
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'''Cyanide pills''' were lethally poisonous drugs used by the [[Nazi Party|Nazis]], namely [[Adolf Hitler]], to commit [[suicide]].
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Traditionally, lethal pills are oval capsules, approximately the size of a pea, consisting of a thin-walled glass ampoule covered in brown rubber (to protect against accidental breakage) and filled with a concentrated solution of potassium cyanide. It is important to note that purpose-made lethal pills (of the rubber-coated type) are never swallowed whole. Instead, they are first crushed between the user's molars to release the fast-acting poison contained within.
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Their main advantage is that, whereas a concealed pistol will quickly be discovered and confiscated when someone is overpowered and searched, a small pill more easily evades detection.
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It was Dr. Stumpfegger who made the pills and supplied them to the Nazis. It's said that the cyanide was so deadly it would kill faster than a gun to the head and kill you before you fell to the floor.
   
 
==Known victims==
 
==Known victims==
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*[[Martin Bormann]]
 
*[[Martin Bormann]]
 
*[[Ludwig Stumpfegger]]
 
*[[Ludwig Stumpfegger]]
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*[[Heinrich Himmler]]
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*[[Hermann Göring]]
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*[[Erwin Rommel]]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="180" captionalign="left">
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HimmlersCapsule.jpg|The cyanide capsule that Himmler used to kill himself.
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CyanideCapsule.jpg|Cyanide capsule on scale.
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</gallery>
 
[[Category:Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Weapons]]

Revision as of 16:30, December 26, 2011

Cyanide pill
CyanideEva
Eva with a cyanide pill

Composition

Concentrated solution of potassium cyanide (KCN) in a glass vial

Function

Poison
Suicide pill

Cyanide pills were lethally poisonous drugs used by the Nazis, namely Adolf Hitler, to commit suicide.

Traditionally, lethal pills are oval capsules, approximately the size of a pea, consisting of a thin-walled glass ampoule covered in brown rubber (to protect against accidental breakage) and filled with a concentrated solution of potassium cyanide. It is important to note that purpose-made lethal pills (of the rubber-coated type) are never swallowed whole. Instead, they are first crushed between the user's molars to release the fast-acting poison contained within.

Their main advantage is that, whereas a concealed pistol will quickly be discovered and confiscated when someone is overpowered and searched, a small pill more easily evades detection.

It was Dr. Stumpfegger who made the pills and supplied them to the Nazis. It's said that the cyanide was so deadly it would kill faster than a gun to the head and kill you before you fell to the floor.

Known victims

Gallery

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