Today I Learned the sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff resulted in the loss of 9,400 German citizens. This makes it the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking, however it is a rather unknown event due to being overshadowed by all the news of WW2 ending around the same time.

Read more: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Wilhelm_Gustloff

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  1. Wow, yeah, I’ve never heard of this. So hard to imagine 9400 people who lived, loved, lost, won, hated and respected … all at once, gone. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. War is hell. many things went unreported due to war. Australians didn’t largely know about the attacks on Darwin by the japanese, bigger than the attacks on US Pearl Harbor, until after the war

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