Monday, September 5, 2016

Fact of the Day: Eugene Lazowski

Poland was the first country to be invaded by Nazi Germany and Poland proved to be the worst country to be in for Jewish people during World War II. German forces forced them into ghettos and concentration camps with very few escaping. A doctor named Eugene Lazowski saved a few thousand Jewish people in Poland by creating a vaccine of dead typhus bacteria cells which would make a person appear to have typhus but not actually suffer from it. The local town (including the non-Jewish population) were given it and Germans were so afraid of typhus (as it was very contagious) that they quarantined the places and left everyone alone. 

6 comments:

Debbie said...

eugene was a hero, and a very humble man. it's a great story, i have seen several documentaries about it!!!

Pat Hatt said...

That was a smart move indeed

Martha said...

Wow, that is amazing. I didn't know this!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never heard this story before. A true hero!

stephen Hayes said...

An interesting piece of WWII history.

Huggybear said...

Smart move. Not too many people would have thought of this ploy
to remain safe.
Colin