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Spraying DDT at a Camp in Post-War Germany

STORY BY: Valerie P.
YEAR: 1945
LOCATION: Poland and Germany

Val's friend Edouard lived on a farm in Poland during WW2. After the war, he was forcibly relocated to a camp in Germany. In order to treat people for bedbugs and lice, their heads were shaved, and cans of DDT were used to spray their clothing. Thanks for sharing, Val.

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