the MS Wilhelm Gustloff - the greatest maritime disaster that no one knows about

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
July 4, 2008 8:11am CST
I was watching PBS yesterday and learned about this tragic sinking about this German ship during the last days of WW2. The ship was trying to get Germans out before the Russians entered Germany and was sunk by the Russians in January 1945 causing the death of 9,000 people (many more than both the Empress of Ireland [Canada 1914] and the Titanic [1912]. here is the link...http://www.wilhelmgustloff.com/welcome.htm
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
Hello cher! wow this is a good information, I never heard much about this ill-fated war ship. I would like to learn more from this event. If I am not mistaken Titanic was the greatest maritime disaster with more than 15,000 casualties.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Any time that that many lives are lost it is tragic. We had some friends that the wife was German. When my grandson became interest in the WWII history She hated it being talked about. She was too young to have had any thing to do with the war but her father might have. So when most of the people don't want to remember it why would it be put out there with the Titanic or others.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
11 Jul 08
Hi cher. Wars are the dark side of history. It is a waste of lifes in all the cases but men don't learn with their wrongs. Have a nice day.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hi Sweets I'm not a fan of war history. My Da spent the war on a ship but came back to us in one piece. xooxoxoxoxo