4 Aug 2014

Feature Interview - Arthur Allen

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 4 August 2014

A little known story of sabotage and salvation from the Second World War. The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl is a new book that details how a Jewish scientist working on a typhus vaccine smuggled the medicine to Jews in the ghetto, while making a weakened version for the Nazis. Arthur Allen tells how Dr Weigl saved the lives of people targeted by the Nazis, by using them as human volunteers to feed lice for his experiments.

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