Roman Hospital Awarded for Inventing an 'Infectious Disease' to Save Jews During WWII

Dozens of healthy young Jews were hospitalized with the fictitious 'K syndrome' in isolated ward to protect them from Nazis.

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Between September 1943 and June 1944, coinciding with the Nazi occupation of the city, Rome was struck by a mysterious epidemic. A previously unknown and highly contagious disease, the “K syndrome,” forced a...