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Death in the Baltic : The World War II sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff / Cathryn J. Prince.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D772.3 .P76 2013

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    Draws on survivor interviews and newly declassified records to offer insight into the sinking of the World War II refugee ship that killed over nine thousand people, an incident that was covered up by both Eastern and Western officials.

    January, 1945. With the Third Reich in free fall, Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's way. More than 10,000 women, children, sick, and elderly pack aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship. Soon after the ship leaves port and the passengers sigh in relief, three Soviet torpedoes strike it. More than 9,400 perished in the night-- six times the number lost on the Titanic-- and no one wanted to acknowledge the sinking. Prince reconstructs this forgotten moment in history, finally giving this tragedy its rightful remembrance.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Prince, Cathryn J., 1969-
    Published
    New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
    Locale
    Baltic Sea
    Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)
    Edition
    First edition
    Contents
    "You Have to Go On This Ship"
    Hitler's Hostages : Life in the Eastern Territories
    Operation Hannibal and the Crown of the Fleet, the Wilhelm Gustloff
    "We Knew We Had to Get Out"
    Saving a Scuttled Reputation
    Battle for the Baltic
    Chaos on Deck
    Plummeting to the Sea Floor
    The Little Red Sweater
    The Forgotten Story
    "We Had To Get Over It"
    Appendix.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) and index.
    "You Have to Go On This Ship" -- Hitler's Hostages : Life in the Eastern Territories -- Operation Hannibal and the Crown of the Fleet, the Wilhelm Gustloff -- "We Knew We Had to Get Out" -- Saving a Scuttled Reputation -- Battle for the Baltic -- Chaos on Deck -- Plummeting to the Sea Floor -- The Little Red Sweater -- The Forgotten Story -- "We Had To Get Over It" -- Appendix.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780230341562
    023034156X
    Physical Description
    xii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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