Monday, June 12, 2006

This poster is from the March 1933 Reichstag election, the last one in which Germans had a choice. The poster shows President Hindenburg and Chancellor Hitler. The caption: "The Reich will never be destroyed if you are united and loyal." Courtesy of Dr. Robert D. Brooks.,2299,OID1061244,00.jpg

The ship Wilhelm Gustloff, who's final voyage was evacuating civilians and wounded German soldiers and sailors from Gdynia (known by Germans as Gotenhafen or Gdingen) near Danzig (Gdańsk) to Kiel. The Gustloff was torpedoed 30 kilometres offshore and somewhere between Władysławowo ( Neustadt in Westprussia) and Łeba. According to the ship's records, the total number of passengers who died was 6,050 people. Including the unregistered, the death toll was almost certainly higher


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