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MV Wilhelm Gustloff (9 Videos) Playlist by Mark R. Elsis

MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German cruise ship transformed into a military transport ship. She was sunk on January 30, 1945, by Soviet submarine S-13 in the Baltic Sea, while evacuating German civilians, officials, and military personnel from Gdynia (Gotenhafen) as the Red Army advanced. An estimated 9,400 people died, which makes it the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history.

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