By January of 1945, Germany's days are numbered. General Patton wants
to take Berlin but Allied Commander Eisenhower won't allow it. Eisenhower's deliberate delaying tactics
in the Western front allow Stalin's raping and murdering Soviet hordes to push eastward into Germany.
As the Red Army and
the cruel Jewish NKVD units advance, millions of terrified German civilians flee westward by land and sea. On land,
the refugees face cruel bombardment and aerial strafing from American, British and Soviet airplanes. The sea based
refugees face a different kind of threat.
The luxury liner MV
Wilhelm Gustloff is packed shoulder-to-shoulder
with an estimated 10,000 -12,000 people - 10 times as many as the Titanic! Soon after leaving its Baltic Sea port,
the doomed ship is sighted by Soviet Submarine commander Alexander Marinesko. After tracking his human prey for several
hours, the Soviet killer fires three torpedoes into the ship’s port side. In the panic that follows, many passengers
are trampled to death as they flee to the decks.
.The Wilhelm Gustloff
sinks in just 45 minutes. German ships arrive quickly and pluck about 1000 survivors from the frigid waters. The freezing
water claims the lives of all the rest. It is the greatest disaster at sea in world history,
and not 1 in 1,000 people has ever heard about it!