The Maritime Disaster That Claimed Six Times As Many Victims As The Titanic

(Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H27992 / Sönnke, Hans / CC-BY-SA 3.0)

On January 30th, 1945, a large passenger vessel sailed across the icy waters of the Baltic Sea. The ship, MV Wilhelm Gustloff, was on a mission to evacuate as many Germans as possible from Poland and Prussia. The Red Army was advancing rapidly and their…

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