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The incredible story of how the people of the Warsaw Ghetto beat typhus

In 1941, Nazi troops had forced 450,000 people from the city’s Jewish population into just a 3.4 square kilometre area. Image: REUTERS

David Elliott

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The Nazis sealed off the Warsaw Ghetto in November 1940. Image: German Federal Archive
The monthly reported number of cases of typhus in the Warsaw Ghetto. Image: Science Advances
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