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What was the Wilhelm Gustloff?

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What was the Wilhelm Gustloff?
posted Feb 18, 2020 by Balwinder

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A ship torpedoed in 1945 with possibly the worst single maritime loss of life in World War II
The MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German cruise ship converted into a hospital ship, and sunk on 30 January 1945 in the Baltic by a Soviet submarine. Known dead are 5,348 but a further estimated 4,000 are thought also to have died in the sinking. Most of those killed were civilians, military personnel, and Nazi officials being evacuated from East Prussia.

answer Feb 19, 2020 by Mohammad