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The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

It was the worst maritime disaster in history. No one knows exactly how many people died when the German ship went down.

It was the worst maritime disaster in history.

No one knows exactly how many people died when the German ship went down.

It was overloaded with people trying to escape the advancing Red Army.

Horst Woit was 10 years old when he and his mother survived the tragedy.

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