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Old 14 June 2016, 04:35 PM
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Default 'The Nazi Titanic': WWII sinking of ship crammed with POWs, camp inmates examined

(Full headline: Book review | 'The Nazi Titanic': WWII sinking of ship crammed with POWs, camp inmates examined )

In 1945, the British Royal Air Force bombed a German ship holding thousands of concentration-camp inmates and prisoners of war, killing almost all those on board.

Robert P. Watson’s compelling book "The Nazi Titanic" tells the story of the ship and its passengers, setting it in the context of the chaotic and horrifying end of the war.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...-examined.html
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http://www.feldgrau.com/articles.php?ID=79
I've used this site for historical research and found it to be fairly reliable. But to be fair most of my research involved order of battle and/or specific military units so can not vouch for 100% of the site without having used all of it.
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From what I know, the history of the attack is reported correctly in the article firefighter_raven linked to. The OP article is a little more unclear on the Details - for example, the passengers were mostly KZ prisoners, not "regular" POWs.

It remains unknown what the Nazis were planning to to with the KZ prisoners on board.

There is a monument for those who died in the attack on a special war grave cemetary at Neustadt, as well as several monuments on cemetary around the Deutsche Bucht, were the bodies that were washed ashore were buried.


Neustadt Monument

The Wikipedia article has additional Pictures.

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