During WWII a man saved 8000 Jews by faking a typhus epidemic!
Eugene Lazowski's generosity under the threat of execution is another reminder that not all human beings are terrible.
Like many others, Eugene's actions during World War II helped save thousands of Jews that would have most certainly been executed in a concentration camp by the Nazi's.
Eugene Lazowski was born and raised in a small town in Poland. When World War II came rolling around, Eugene, like many other brave young men around the world decided to enlist in the army.
First, he was a second lieutenant on a Red Cross train, later becoming a medical doctor in the Polish resistance.
Eugene Lazowski, with the help of his friend Dr Stanislaw Mateluwicz, created a fake Typhus disease and secretely spread it amongst all the civilians in the town.
The fake Typhus epidemic wasn't lethal, but to the Nazi doctors, it appeared as if almost the entire population of the city had Typhus! As a result, the Nazi's quarantined the city and around 8,000 Jewish people avoided going to concentration camps as a result!
Eugene Lazowski passed away in 2006.