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Nazis Recall Jewish Scientists from Ghetto to Develop Anti-typhus Vaccine

Several Jewish scientists, specialists in the development of anti-typhus vaccines, have been taken from the Polish ghettos to work in the famous laboratories of Dr. Rudolph Stefan Weigl, at Lwow University, which have been worked under Dr. Weigl, who was the developer of an effective anti-typhus serum, before the Nazi invasion of Poland.

The extent to which living conditions in the Warsaw ghetto have weakened the resistance of its Jewish residents is indicated in statistics on the spread of spotted typhus published in the Goniec Krakowski, reaching here today. The Nazi paper, published in Cracow, reports that there were 17,800 cases of typhus in Warsaw during 1941, of which 15,749 were Jewish.

The Lemberg Zeitung, which the Nazis publish in Lwow, reports that Chaim Silberman, a Jewish butcher, has been sentenced to death for selling kosher meat to his Jewish customers.

Other reports reaching here today from today Warsaw state that the Jewish theatre “Laazazel” has been reopened in the ghetto there. The theatre is under the management of the well known Jewish actor Sandler.

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