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Nazis Unable to Check Typhus Epidemic Among Jews in Ghetto

A typhus epidemic raging in the Jewish ghetto in the Polish town of Miedrzyzec is taking a daily toll of many lives, it is reported in the German press, reaching here today.

The German papers report that although the epidemic has been checked several times it keeps reoccurring because “the ghetto is vermin infested and indescribably filthy.” The congestion in the ghetto has been increased by the deportation there of hundreds of Jews evacuated from neighboring districts. These Jews are now literally crammed together in the town’s synagogues. Miedrzyzec, which is a center of German war industry, has a population of about 20,000 of which about three-fourths are Jewish.