Occam's Razor wrote:The problem is: That is complete bullshit! These wikipedia clowns have no idea what they're talking about. A few of these cases might have been typhoid fever, but most of them died with high probability from typhus.
I told you about the confusion with typhus and typhoid. If you look up "Typhus" in a German medical dictionary, you get the entry for typhoid fever. The German word "Typhus" refers to the disease that is known in English as typhoid fever. And the same problem exists in several languages.
Typhoid epidemics with tens of thousands of victims, and then several of such outbreaks in succession, are basically impossible. These outbreaks can only have been typhus.
According to this wikipedia article tens of thousands of soviet POWs died form several typhoid fever outbreaks, but only a few thousand from one typhus outbreak. That's completely ridiculous.
And that's the reason why I suspect that the parents of the twins you referred to died from typhus and not from typhoid.
But you can never be sure. It could have been typhoid, it's not impossible.
What you say seems logical.
Occam's Razor wrote:The "twins parents" means your mother's sister Rivka and her husband? We're talking about your aunt, right?
Erm......my Great Aunt Rivka I think?
Lemme see....my mums mothers sister..yeah....Great Aunt.
EDIT: I get your confusion now. The bit on the previous page that starts "and now to my Mothers side of the family..." thats my mum talking not me.
I've asked my mum why the heck her aunt didn't go with my mums family further east. Why they stayed in Minsk so long. I'd be interested with the answer to that.
I suspect the Red Army were running things with regard to deportations or as my mum puts it....."escapes".