One reported incident indicates the German army eventually used poison gas on survivors of the Battle of Kerch on the Eastern Crimean peninsula. After the battle in mid-May 1942, roughly 3000 soldiers and civilians not evacuated by sea were besieged in a series of caves and tunnels in the nearby Adzhimuskai quarry. After holding out for approximately three months, "poison gas was released into the tunnels, killing all but a few score of the Soviet defenders."
In February 1943, German troops stationed in Kuban received a telegram.
...Russians should be eventually cleared out of the mountain range with gas.
The troops also received two wagons of toxin antidotes.
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