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Why Germans didn't use DDT? Was there no DDT available in Germany? Why they preferred Zyklon B?
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichlordip ... chlorethan
However, I.G. Farben couldn’t produce more DDT because they did not have enough Chloral, which is necessary to produce DDT.
I'm still not sure if the Germans would have used DDT for typhus and lice though since they did still produce Zyklon B.
Moreover, in opposite to DDT the use of HCN gas doesn't require a lot of manpower, the effect is reached by just leaving Zyklon pellets into a room.
However, DDT powder was very useful for treatments by direct application on the human bodies.
Considering the reality of the camps, the use of HCN was the more valuable solution to treat rooms and inmates' effects. However, the fight against lice and vermin would have been considerably improved by the application of DDT powder on the bodies of the prisoners.
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