A Jewish occupant of the Warsaw Ghetto lies dead on the sidewalk in front of a small shop selling meager wares. As conditions in the ghetto worsened due to overcrowding, starvation and disease took a heavy toll on those forcibly interned there. Bodies of those who starved to death or died of disease were a common sight on the streets and sidewalks during the three year span from 1940 until 1943 that the Germans confined Jews to the ghetto. March 1941.