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M/S Wilhelm Gustloff: The Forgotten Tragedy

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Published on May 21, 2007

She is the worst maratime disaster in the history of the world, with more fatalities then the Titanic and the Lusitania combined. Her name is the Wilhelm Gustloff.
On January 30 1945, the Gustloff was filled to the bursting point with 10,000 German refugees fleeing the advancing Red Army. In the dead of night the Soviet Submarine S-13 slammed three torpedoes into the Gustloff's side sending her to the bottom of the Baltic, and taking 9,500 passeners and crew, over half of them children and infants to their graves.
Before I get 10,000 hate messages about how this isn't politically correct let me just say this: though the Gustloff was a Nazi ship with a prominant Nazi's name those who were lost on that horrible night WERE NOT Nazis but homeless refugees trying to get to safety. To the world the fact the victims were German seems enough to condemn an unforgivable act to obscurity.
My only intent with this video is to honor the 9,500 victims of the Gustloff disaster.

Song: Sleeping Sun
Artist: Nightwish
Subject: M/S Wilhelm Gustloff

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