Typhus morality rate can be has high as 40 percent. The disease is spread by lice. Hunger, crowded and unclean quarters, exhaustion poor personal hygiene also helps the spread of the disease. Typhus was problem for both sides in World War II. The Nazi used an unusual step, execution as a way to prevent the spread of the disease among undesirables. A record for a Jewish ghetto said, "The camp, which is practically deserted now, will no doubt be entirely eliminated by the end of this week. Apparently, its elimination was dictated by necessity, since there was a danger that the typhus would spread."(1 ).
The allies had a different tact, they used DDT to kill the lice During World War II allied forces used DDT powder on miliatary personnel (2 ).
During the second World War DDT was also used treat Civilians. By Jan 9 1944 66,000 daily where treated with DDT (3 ).
Sure the Nazi forces used Zyclon b that was invented by Carl Wilhelm in the 1780's. But was it "administered" the way it was in the camps, ie rooms with the doors shut. Where are the "showers" or delousing chambers for rest of people under Nazi control. The Nazis knew of the dangers of using Zyclon b, hence the warning on the cans "Beware- no warning odor" on the cans. The Nazi regime was also Aware of DDT and they had two derivatives Gerasol spray Neocid powder in 1944 that were proven effective German professor Gehhard Rose from the Robert Koch Institute. Part of the problem with large scale production was due to the war, another was that Hitler's own doctor patented a delouse powder called Ruslapuder (rusla podwer), but it was ineffective. Their troops were given a DDT Derivative called Lauseto Delicia, but the Rusla poweder was given to civilians(4 ).
Also former prisoner Dr Fellppe Auerbach,claimed he was forced to make DDT for Adolf Hitler and Helnrich Himmler while he was held at Auschwitz. He said the Germans only let him live because he made the "Insecticide" (5) .
Were the victims of the holocaust victims of starvation induced by the allies? Axis occupied Poland was having bumper crops of grain. This discredits the theory of the allied caused Starvation(6 ).
Also any hunger that was in axis occupied countries was due to the axis powers stealing and looting the occupied countries resources (7 ).
If you read my other pages Nazi personnel left, but some internees at death camps had to be left behind when allied forces advanced towards these camps because they where too sick or weak to flee. Why had no guards been left behind because of the same? Where are the mass craves of guards that had died? They had worked in the camps, they had close contact with the detainees, and they would have suffered from the same food shortages (or Typhus)? At least they would have suffered striking similar conditions, unless the detainees were treated strikingly different from the Personnel.